Bolt clocks sub-10 to win in Ostrava

first_imgUsain Bolt registered his first sub-10 run for the season with a 9.98 seconds win in the 100m at the Golden Spike meeting in Ostrava a short while ago.  Bolt, was sluggish out of the blocks but had soon covered the field before running by himself to the line in what was only his second sub-10 second time in the month of May since 2012. Bajan Ramon Gitten was second in 10.21 with Hassan Taftian taking third in 10.25. In the women’s 400m, Christine Day came out on top in a season’s best 51.09 seconds ahead of Cartine Muir, 51.84 and Jessica Beard, 51.881. The men’s equivalent was won by Javon Francis in 44.87 with Tony McQuay taking second place in 45.17 ahead of third placed Pavel Maslak, 45.46 Kaliese Spencer (55.43) had to settle for second place in the women’s 400m hurdles behind Joanna Linkiewicz, who ran a personal best 55.40 with Zuzana Hejnova finishing third in 55.69. Jaheel Hyde clipped the second to last hurdle before falling to the ground, while contesting the top spots in the men’s 400m hurdles. Hyde got up and finished the race in 65.98 with LJ van Zyl taking the win in 48.67 ahead of Johnny Dutch, 49.09 and Patryk Dobek, 49.51.last_img read more

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Flames destroy landmark Malibu castle

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Lawrence used the castle as the site of celebrity-studded gatherings, including a fund-raising dinner for the Alzheimer’s Institute. It was also available to be rented for weddings and other special occasions, including the third annual Malibu Film Festival. The Web site touts Lawrence’s philanthropic work and said she’s been dubbed “The People’s Princess” by New York Newsday and the “Rose of Shiraz” by the New York Times. Lawrence purchased the home in 1998 for about $3 million. The 6,256-square-foot castle on 2.5 acres recently had been listed for sale for $17 million and was described by a real estate agent as an “entertainer’s paradise with views from every direction.” MALIBU – It was known simply as “The Castle” – a landmark stone mansion with turrets, parapets, fountains, arched gates and windows and fairytale charm. Built in 1978, the landmark known as Hodge’s Castle – and later as Castle Kashan – was owned by philanthropist and arts patron Lilly Lawrence. It burned to the ground Sunday as the Malibu blaze claimed its six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, chandeliers and countless works of art. According to published reports, Lawrence is the daughter of a former Iranian oil minister and goddaughter of the late Aristotle Onassis, the billionaire shipping magnate who married President John Kennedy’s widow. Photos posted on a Web site dedicated to the home – www.malibucastlekashan.com – show opulent rooms with lavish decorations and breath-taking views of the canyons below. The castle also contained collections including gifts and letters from presidents and royalty. last_img read more

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