World Athletics set 2030 target to become carbon neutral

first_imgWorld Athletics has set a target of becoming carbon neutral by 2030 in its 10-year sustainability strategy. IAAF The worldwide organisation has pledged to reduce its carbon output by ten percent each year and has vowed to switch to 100 percent renewable energy at its Monaco headquarters in 2020. A sustainable procurement code and travel policy is also set to be introduced, alongside best practice guides for its 214 Member Federations and its event organisers. The strategy, released by World Athletics last week, comprises six pillars – leadership in sustainability, sustainable production and consumption, climate change and carbon, local environment and air quality, global equality and diversity, accessibility and wellbeing.Advertisement Loading… Promoted Content7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?10 Of The Dirtiest Seas In The WorldBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemTop 10 Most Iconic Characters On TVCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayHow They Made Little Simba Look So Lifelike in ‘The Lion King’These Are The Best Stargazing Locations You Can Find On Earth8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureThe Best Cars Of All Timecenter_img “We started on this path a couple of years ago when we made a commitment to assist the global campaign for improved air quality, and began installing air quality monitors in stadiums around the world, but it’s time for us to do more and I’m delighted to launch this roadmap for our organisation and our sport over the next decade,” said World Athletics President Sebastian Coe. “We have already ticked one item off the list, by switching to 100 per cent renewable energy at our headquarters this year, and our ambition is to be a leader in organising sustainable events as we go forward.” read also:Corruption trial of ex-IAAF boss begins in Paris The International Olympic Committee in March added climate positive requirements to the Host City Contract for the Winter Olympic Games as part of its own strategy to promote sustainability. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more


GFF/WDFA STAG Senior League

first_imgUitvlugt inch closer to the top with 10-0 drubbing of Jetty Gunners… Eagles, Golden Warriors play to 1-1 stalemateUITVLUGT inched closer to the top of the Guyana Football Federation (GFF)/West Deemara Football Association (WDFA) STAG Senior League with a 10-0 drubbing over Jetty Gunners, while Eagles and Golden Warriors played to a 1-1 stalemate when play in the League continued last Sunday at the Den Amstel Community Centre ground, West Coast Demerara.The heroics of Lerone Jacobs, who rocked Jetty Gunners’ net on four occasions during the 90-minute duration of the game, ensured his team got the full three points to carry them to 16 points after winning their fifth of six matches. They drew the other to secure one point for that game.With 16 points to their name, Uitvlugt are now third in the league behind points leaders Den Amstel who have 19 points but from six wins and a draw after seven games with a plus 10 goal difference compared to Uitvlugt’s plus 20.Pouderoyen are placed second with 16 points also from six games, five of which they won and drew the other with a plus 21 goal difference.Playing in the feature game of a double-header card last Sunday, Jacobs opened his team’s account from as early as the 10th minute and doubled it nine minutes later. Seven minutes before the end of the first period, he tucked in his third goal, while Keion and Kevin Duke supported with one goal each in the 12th and 14th minutes respectively to see Uitvlugt to a healthy 5-0 lead at halftime.On resumption, Uitvlugt scored another quintet of goals with the first coming off the boot of Keion Duke in the 46th minute of the game, before Siretsi Leech, Jacobs, Carlise Carrol and Daniel Floy found their target in the 50th, 60th, 61st and 71st minutes respectively.The loss for Jetty Gunners dropped them to ninth place in the standings with four points from seven matches. They won one, lost five and drew one.In the opening match that day, Chris Macey gave Eagles the lead with a 18th minute goal before Golden Warriors equalised eight minutes later.As a result of the draw, Eagles remain in sixth position with 11 points from three wins, two losses and two drawn games.Golden Warriors are currently eight with five points from one win, five losses and two draws.Another double-header is scheduled for this weekend at the same venue.last_img read more


Loren Ziegler emerges for Syracuse after failing to make travel roster for 2 seasons

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ The memories flooded back for Loren Ziegler.She picked out fall ball games when she didn’t take the shot she wanted, times she didn’t put in extra work after practice and practices she did not work as hard as she said she should have.At that point, nothing could change Syracuse head coach Gary Gait not having room for her on the team’s travel roster. When Ziegler was a sophomore, she hardly even played in the home games. In her first three seasons at SU, she played in just 20 of 69 possible games.“Looking back on that was the hardest thing,” Ziegler said, “knowing I could have done something I didn’t do.”But this year, Ziegler, now a senior, has 18 goals, and has played a key role on No. 3 SU’s second-line midfield late in the season. In the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, she scored a hat trick against Duke in the semifinal game, helping then-No. 7 Syracuse (14-6, 3-4 ACC) advance to the ACC championship game, which it eventually won. Before the tournament, Ziegler exploded for a five-goal outburst against Albany on Senior Day.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Coaches are always looking for someone to step up,” Ziegler said. “And I’m just trying to embrace that role and pick up our game.“… when the chance is there, I just take it.”But two years ago, she didn’t take advantage of that chance. A few times after not making the travel roster, Ziegler doubted herself and even considered not playing lacrosse anymore. Some upperclassmen told her not to quit.In her apartment after finding out Gait didn’t have room for her, Michelle Tumolo came over to comfort Ziegler, who admitted she was a “mess.”“I was mad at myself, I was mad at things I didn’t do. I didn’t like Gary (Gait) at the moment,” Ziegler said. “But Michelle, she was there and she was supportive and she was like, ‘This gives you the opportunity to work harder, prove him wrong, prove him wrong.’”Ziegler started working with Nicky Galasso, a midfielder on Syracuse’s men’s team and high school friend at the turf field at West Islip (New York) High School, their high school alma mater.Galasso told Ziegler she needed to improve her shooting and stick work. He said the two worked on Ziegler changing the angle of her shot and shooting from high to low or low to high.After the fall season the coaches meet with their players and discuss things to work on for the upcoming season. In the fall season in Ziegler’s junior year, Gait told her she made the travel team.“In my meeting, (Gait) goes, ‘And you’re on the travel team,’” Ziegler said. “I just remember being so happy. I think I had tears in my eyes at the moment.”She still managed to play in only six games last season. But this past fall, Ziegler worked with assistant coach Katie Rowan and volunteer assistant coach Katie Webster on dodging. On a dodge, she tries stepping a foot or two in front of the player ahead of her, stutter stepping and wait until they make a move. Once the player makes their move, Ziegler said she goes the other way.The move has helped her become a better scorer. Against Albany, she earned one free position and scored on the move another time.“We always talked about shooting and dodging and that type of thing,” former teammate Alyssa Murray said of what Ziegler could improve. “… I think she’s done really well this year… really good with her elbow dodging on the wing.”Ziegler traveled to the ACC tournament with the team this weekend, totaling three goals in the three games she played in.She got the opportunity to celebrate SU upsetting three highly-ranked opponents en route to its first ACC tournament title.Something that wouldn’t have happened had she quit two years ago.“She’s built her confidence and her confidence is sky-high right now,” SU head coach Gary Gait said. “She believes she can score goals and make an impact on this program and she can.” Comments Published on April 27, 2015 at 10:51 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @ChrisLibonatilast_img read more


Man United can benefit from Madrid lesson, says Mourinho

first_imgJose MourinhoSkopje, Macedonia | AFP | Jose Mourinho insisted that Manchester United had emerged from their trip to Skopje for the UEFA Super Cup reinforced despite the scoreline flattering them in a 2-1 defeat to Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid.The Portuguese manager had expected his side to struggle against the reigning European champions and they could have conceded more than just the goals scored by Casemiro and Isco, one in each half.Casemiro hit the bar with Tuesday’s game at the Philip II Arena still goalless, and Gareth Bale struck the frame of the goal in the second half.But on a sweltering night in the Macedonian capital last season’s Europa League winners improved in the final stages after Romelu Lukaku reduced the deficit, and substitute Marcus Rashford almost equalised late on.“I always say the Champions League is one thing and the Europa League is another, and the Champions League winner obviously has a different potential,” said ex-Real coach Mourinho, whose current team are back in Europe’s elite club competition this season.“So for us to come here and do the positive things we did, I think we have to keep that positive feeling into the new season, and into the Champions League in September.“I think this Super Cup was a great experience for us.”Mourinho, who gave away his runners-up medal to a young fan, sought solace in the fact that the Old Trafford club will not need to come up against Madrid in the Premier League.“We have top teams with different qualities. There are no replicas of (Luka) Modric, (Toni) Kroos, Isco or Casemiro,” he said.United won the League Cup as well as the Europa League last season but are under pressure to improve after labouring to a sixth-place finish in the Premier League.They begin their campaign at home to West Ham United on Sunday and summer signings Victor Lindelof, Lukaku and Nemanja Matic will all hope to have done enough in Skopje to keep their places.Mourinho was especially pleased with ex-Chelsea midfielder Matic, saying the Serb “moved the ball well and gave balance to the team to start building from the back”.– No move for Bale? –Lukaku also earned praise from his manager after the £75 million ($97 million) recruit from Everton scored on his competitive debut, but United’s attack looked like it could still do with the extra quality a player like Bale would bring. Mourinho had mischievously suggested he would interpret Bale as being for sale and would therefore make a move for the Welshman if he did not start for Real.But Bale did start, setting up Isco’s goal as well as hitting the bar before being replaced on 74 minutes. Mourinho later told BT Sport that it was “game over” as far as that move was concerned.For all his success in the game, Mourinho has still never won the Super Cup, while Zidane has now won the trophy two years running.Real have now lifted the Super Cup on four separate occasions but what is really striking is the success enjoyed by Zidane in his time as coach.This was his sixth trophy since being appointed in January last year, just 19 months ago.“There were big celebrations in the dressing room, we don’t get tired of winning,” said the Frenchman, whose side will defend the Champions League crown and La Liga this season.He described his side’s performance as “almost perfect” and added: “I don’t know if we can play any better, but we will try. We know that we have difficult opponents, with another one coming on Sunday. But our ambition is to keep getting better.”Real face Barcelona in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup this Sunday and Cristiano Ronaldo will hope to play a key role in that game after making a brief appearance from the bench against United. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more