THE WINTER MEET HEATS UP WITH THE SECOND ANNUAL SANTA ANITA CHILI COOK-OFF!

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 19, 2017) – The best in the West will come together for a one day only Chili Cook-Off competition at Santa Anita Park on Feb. 18. For the second year in a row, teams and vendors will battle it out for the Championship Title awarded at The Great Race Place. This International Chili Society (ICS) sanctioned event will kick off a year-long series of competitions across California, and crews are already ready and raring to go with fresh and already accomplished recipes.As the competitive juices flow, the stunning San Gabriel Mountains will serve as a scenic backdrop to a day chock-full of action and live Thoroughbred racing will add some spice to an already sensational Trackside event.Competition categories include:Red ChiliGreen ChiliSalsa“People’s Choice”“Most Tasted Dish”New this year – The ICS will welcome novice chefs and enthusiasts alike with the “anyone can enter” division designed for any willing and able chili aficionado.Fans are invited to sample and vote for the “People’s Choice” award which will benefit the Foothill Unity Center, a place for real hope and possibilities for those in crisis.$30 Package Includes:Ten (2 oz.) chili tastingsOne craft beer or wine selectionSanta Anita Park snapback ball capClub House admissionAccess to Trackside Event and seatingRacing ProgramWagering tip sheetTo purchase tickets to the Chili Cook-Off Trackside Event, visit: http://www.santaanita.com/events/santa-anita-chili-cook-off/Benefiting: http://foothillunitycenter.org/home/about/Presented by: Fire It Up! Events http://fireitupevents.com/Media contact only: Ric Gilbert – [email protected]last_img read more

Delays spur airlines to update tracking technology

first_imgFORT WORTH, Texas – At any given moment, the airline industry’s powerful networks of computers are setting fares, tracking reservations and calculating how much fuel each plane needs to reach its destination. So when a storm shut down Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport last Dec. 29, forcing American Airlines to divert 130 planes to other airports in the region, what high-tech system kicked into gear at the world’s largest airline? “A legal pad,” said Don Dillman, managing director of American’s operations center here, where dispatchers direct flights around the world. Lacking any high-tech system for keeping track of all those diverted planes, Dillman and his colleagues furiously scribbled down details of where they had gone, how long they had sat there, and whether pilots had enough time left on their daily work limits to keep flying when the weather cleared. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre Ultimately, 44 of the planes sat out on tarmacs for more than four hours. That episode and others – including JetBlue Airways’ stranding of 21 planes for more than four hours in New York in February – exposed industry weaknesses, and set off consumer protests and calls for tougher airline regulations. It also sent many airlines into a computer-programming frenzy to reduce embarrassing service lapses. And now, after upgrading their software, airlines claim they can make good on promises not to strand passengers. Those vows will be tested as the holiday travel season begins and winter storms descend on airports across the United States. The technology improvements at American are, in one sense, encouraging. Pen and paper have been replaced by computer programs that display flight information in ways that are supposed to help prevent long waits on tarmacs and other service disruptions that most infuriate passengers. Top managers also now automatically receive text messages when things begin to go awry. Similar improvements have been made at JetBlue and at United Airlines. Other big carriers either have similar software or are in the process of acquiring it, they said. But, in another sense, the improvements are troubling because they reveal the industry’s relatively primitive approach to dealing with service disruptions. “What took so long?” said Mark Mogel, a retired software engineer who was stranded for five hours on an American flight in 2001, and then recently joined with others who had been stranded to lobby Congress for a limit on tarmac waits. The kinds of programs American and others are installing are neither terribly expensive nor “a great leap” in technology, and thus could have been in place years earlier, Mogel said. Not stranding passengers “is just a matter of will,” he added. Airlines also promised not to strand passengers on tarmacs after a Northwest Airlines flight sat for hours in Detroit in 1999, but then the industry backslid. Monte E. Ford, American’s chief information officer, acknowledged that programs to help the airline recover quickly from storms and other disruptions were developed too slowly. “Why didn’t it happen before?” Ford said. “There wasn’t as much a sense of urgency. There wasn’t as much concern about delays.” American and other airlines built state-of-the-art computer systems prior to 1990. But investments did not keep up after that, he said. By the time he arrived in 2001, “the back-end systems were antiquated, the network was small,” Ford added. And as American was preparing to make big investments in computers, the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, occurred and sent the airline industry into a deep decline. Spending on technology was reduced. “That changed our investment profile from innovation to survival,” Ford said. So when a storm descended over the Dallas-Fort Worth airport last Dec. 29, dispatchers at American’s operations center did what they had been doing for years: They ordered planes to circle in hopes the storm would pass, and then sent them on to other airports when it didn’t. But with no single computer program keeping track of the diversions, and dispatchers too busy to compare notes, smaller airports were soon overwhelmed. “We had 16 or 18,” said Bonnie Sutton, American’s general manager in Little Rock, Ark., where the airline has just two gates and typically handles only smaller regional jets. The storm camped over Dallas-Fort Worth Airport. Austin, Texas, took 11 diverted American flights. Workers there opted to keep using their four gates for on-schedule flights headed to airports that were not closed down. “We had an attitude that was pretty much a brick wall,” said Dillman, the operations chief. “You don’t want the diverted flights to pull your normal flights down.” So, the 11 planes sat in Austin, away from the terminal, four of them for more than six hours – one for 9 hours and 16 minutes. Dillman tried to keep his legal-pad list up to date as Dec.29 wore on. “The list just keeps getting longer and longer,” he said. “The way you find out something is you pick up the phone and someone starts yelling at you: `What the heck are you doing letting five planes divert to Abilene – and they all arrive within 20 minutes?”‘ In the wake of Dec. 29, American promised not to leave passengers on grounded planes for more than four hours and began searching for ways to keep its word. At an internal postmortem with top executives after the episode, one of Ford’s technology lieutenants mentioned software under development at American that could track diversions and display them on a single screen. When could he have it? Ford asked. The program, in the works for two years, was rushed into the operations center in two weeks. The work of Tim Niznik, a senior manager who has a doctorate in operations research, is called diversion tracking and uses color codes to warn dispatchers that an airport is receiving too many diverted flights. Little Rock’s limit now, for instance, is six. Austin’s is eight. Other color codes warn when planes have sat too long on the ground. Crew time limits, whether the lavatories have been serviced on the ground, whether the plane has been to a gate – they are all tracked and automatically updated. A companion program, called taxi monitor, shows all the planes that have pulled away from the gate but have not yet taken off, listing the time they have sat. American had occasion to use the new software almost immediately. On Feb. 24, 101 flights were diverted as severe wind gusts closed Dallas-Fort Worth for more than five hours. This time, the diverted flights were divvied up more evenly among surrounding airports. None took more than nine planes. Only one plane sat for more than four hours, the Transportation Department’s inspector general said. Through the summer, Niznik worked with dispatchers to train them and add new features to the diversion software. On Sept. 10, a storm moved over Dallas-Fort Worth early in the morning. By 7:30, four flights had been diverted; by 8:15, 15 flights had been sent to five surrounding airports; by 9:15, 56 flights had diverted and the software was showing that five airports had all reached their limit. There were long waits, to be sure. By noon, planes at five airports had been on the ground for more than three hours. But passengers had been taken to the gate and let off, Niznik said, looking at the program’s account of the day. What if all this stuff – the new software and training, the new procedures and corporate commitment to getting passengers off stranded planes – had been around last Dec. 29? On a scale of 1 to 100, how much of that day’s misery might American’s passengers have been spared? Charlie Mead, a manager in dispatch, pondered that question. American could reduce the suffering “maybe 20 to 25″ percent,” he said. “It’s not like we want to trap people in these airplanes.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

DD Gardening: Can nature do all your pest control for you?

first_imgIncreasingly there is concern about the use of pesticides in our gardens, concerns on what this exposure does to our health and concerns on what exposure to pesticides can do to the wider environment.Many gardens are opting for a more natural approach to pest control in the garden.This change has been brought about not only because of the aforementioned concerns about the health of us and the planet, but also due to a reduction in available products for gardeners to use. Advertisement Over the number of years there has been a gradual reduction in over the counter pesticides due to changes in EU legislation covering their approved uses and changes to licensing on the active ingredients themselves.Many gardeners have now changed focus and rather than seeking a chemical cure are now working with biological controls to reduce pest problems in the garden.Put simply a Biological control is using one animal to control another, an example would be using Ladybirds to control Greenfly.Research on this topic has expanded greatly over the past few years and so has the availability of various Biological controls for the home gardener to utilise. Advertisement In addition to Ladybirds to control Greenfly, you can also get Biological controls for pests such as Vine Weevil, Leatherjackets, Caterpillars, Slugs and more.However these many not be easily sourced over-the-counter from your local garden centre, and you’ll need to shop online, such sites as MrMiddleton.com and HarrodHorticultural.com offer a selection.These Biological products are very effective, as long as they are applied at the correct time of year.For example the best time to apply Namasys to control Vine Weevil is now – as the hunt out any grubs which have over-wintered in your pots around the house, and then apply again in the Autumn to catch any grubs which have hatched this year.The joy of using such controls is that your or other peoples enjoyment of the plants or produce isn’t restricted whilst a synthetic chemical is applied, you don’t need to avoid touching or eating the produce after a Biological control, you don’t have to worry about protective masks and things for yourself when you’re applying them… and you don’t have to worry about pollution to the environment… blue snow with slug pellets anyone? For slug control you’ll definitely enjoy using Nemaslug – this microscopic worm lives on fungi in the soil, but in turns enters the slug through its air hole, and then sets about releasing loads of bacteria into the slug, killing the slug in the end. And when this worm has finished with one slug it lives in the soil and then goes hunting out more slugs, so as long as the soil is damp and warm they keep on hunting!So think less chemical warfare and more biological controls for the garden this year!DD Gardening: Can nature do all your pest control for you? was last modified: May 9th, 2017 by Gareth AustinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Gardeningpest controllast_img read more

TEAM HOLIDAY WILL BENEFIT OUR PLAYERS IN THE LONG-RUN – RORY GALLAGHER

first_imgDonegal manager Rory Gallagher.Donegal GAA Senior team manager Rory Gallagher has admitted his side wouldn’t be as fit as some others at the moment, but believes their team holiday will benefit his squad in the long-run.The Donegal squad jetted back from Dubai last Friday after a week in the sun, and were thrust straight back into training on Saturday and Sunday in Downings.Gallagher hopes the break will serve a huge benefit to his squad, and feels the older players will especially reap the rewards of the holiday early into the new campaign. Gallagher was speaking to Joe Seward on his GAA radio programme ‘Square Ball’Gallagher said, “We wouldn’t probably be as fit as some of the other teams at the moment.“And that is down to the fact we took this break which we decided to do and which was particularly for the more experienced players after a long number of years.“We were looking forward to the break and I would like to think it has benefited us.” Gallagher is expecting a tough battle against the Rebel County this weekend.“Cork’s forwards are putting in serious shifts and I expect them to do so again on Sunday. We know we are in for a battle.”Donegal host Cork in Ballyshannon on Sunday in a crucial Allianz National league clash.Gallagher recognises the importance of Donegal’s home fixtures and will be targeting victory.Donegal haven’t won away from home in the league since 2008. TEAM HOLIDAY WILL BENEFIT OUR PLAYERS IN THE LONG-RUN – RORY GALLAGHER was last modified: February 26th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:CorkdonegalGAAHome-page SportnewsRory Gallagherlast_img read more

April Fools! The best local pranks doing the rounds today

first_imgWe’ve all had to keep our wits about us today as April Fools pranks are in full swing.From this morning’s news headlines to local announcements, there was no shortage of bizarre stories trying to catch us out.And Facebook was packed with ‘fake news’ from Donegal businesses. Here are a few of our favourites:Room with a viewDonegal auctioneer Boyd Robinson today revealed that he has the property of the millennium on his portfolio.It has panoramic views, plenty of character and open plan spacing. This is going to be a historic sell:Video via @Charlie Robinson EstateAgents Boogie on the BorderEurope’s first cross-border nightclub is on the way, according to the enterprising owners of Pulse Letterkenny. They’ve announced plans to build a venue with the best of both worlds after Brexit, complete with a customs post.Win a house – and a partner! The St. Eunan’s GAA Club Super Draw was brought to a whole new level today, with the announcement of an extra prize for this year’s winner.Not only will the top prizewinner get the keys to a 3-bed house worth €200,000, but they’ll have a male/female suitor waiting to wed them too.The St Eunan’s Draw takes place on Easter Sunday, 21st April, so if your dating life isn’t going well at the moment, it might be worth picking up a ticket.You’re aving a laugh, aren’t you?The Counter Deli in Letterkenny is a hotspot for coffee lovers and foodies who love avocado toast. But what happens when you mix the two? This mean green concoction was allegedly added to The Counter Deli menu today, but we’ll let someone else do the first taste test:Four Star unveil a ‘pizza’ their new product lineFour Star in Letterkenny are blending the best of their pizza ingredients into eyeshadow for a very unique new makeup line.It’s set to be hotter than chilli peppers:They’re on a roll at CentraCentra stores across Donegal have reimagined the classic chicken fillet roll to add an extra special flavour. Plain, spicy or sweet? The choice is yours. What was your favourite April Fools joke this year?April Fools! The best local pranks doing the rounds today was last modified: April 1st, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:april foolslast_img read more

FFA soil judging winners announced

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Student teams from Northmor High School in Morrow County and Gallia Academy High School in Gallia County were first place winners in the 65th annual FFA State Land and Soil Judging Contest held Oct. 14 at the Farm Science Review site in Madison County. The event is sponsored by the Ohio Department of Agriculture Division of Soil and Water Conservation, the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Delaware Soil and Water Conservation District and Haviland Plastic Products.Northmor’s victory came in the rural land judging portion of the competition, where soils are evaluated for their limitations, soil health, fertility and overall potential for agricultural production. The Gallia Academy win came in the urban soil judging category, which challenges students to evaluate soil limitations for urban applications such as buildings, septic systems, roads and landscaping.Teams from East Clinton High School (Clinton County) and Upper Sandusky High School (Wyandot County) placed second and third, respectively, in the rural contest. Northwestern High School (Wayne County) and Fredericktown High School (Knox County) took second and third place, respectively, in the urban contest.Conner Johnson of Wauseon High School (Fulton County) was the top scoring student in the Rural Land and Soil Judging Contest. Alec Ogg of Upper Sandusky High School and Chris Bood of Northmor High School placed second and third as individuals in the rural contest.Kyler Greenlee of Gallia Academy High School (Gallia County) received first place in the Urban Land Judging Contest. Cody Tegtmeier of Northwestern High School and Kathy Lehman of Crestview High School placed second and third as individuals in the urban contest.This year’s state-level competition hosted 92 high school teams, with a combined 334 students competing. Nearly 400 schools and close to 2,000 students participated in the district contests to determine which schools would advance to the state contest. The Northmor High School and Gallia Academy High School teams are now eligible to compete in the National Land and Soil Judging contest in Oklahoma next May.last_img read more

PSG’s Neymar has broken right foot and sprained ankle

first_imgNeymar is second in the league scoring charts behind teammate Edinson Cavani, with 19 goals in 20 games. Overall he has 28 in 30.PSG also said in a statement on its website that center half Marquinhos has a tear on his left thigh. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. AFP official booed out of forum Read Next View comments Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding PH, 11 others make round 2 Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon Citycenter_img LATEST STORIES MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH But PSG faces Real Madrid on March 6, trailing 3-1 from the first leg in the last 16.Before that, PSG plays Marseille in the French Cup quarterfinals on Wednesday, and is at Troyes in the league on Saturday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutNeymar, a world record signing from Barcelona for 222 million euros ($260 million), was carried off on a stretcher late in the league leader’s 3-0 victory against Marseille on Sunday.The Brazil striker was hurt challenging Marseille defender Bouna Sarr. His standing leg jarred as he lost balance and the weight of his body went onto his ankle, which briefly buckled. Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico PSG’s Neymar lays on the pitch after being fouled during the French League One soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille at the Parc des Princes Stadium, in Paris, France, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)PARIS — Neymar is doubtful for Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League game against Real Madrid next week after tests showed he has a cracked fifth metatarsal in his right foot along with a sprained ankle.PSG revealed the extent of Neymar’s injured foot late Monday without saying how long he will be sidelined.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Avenido on playing coach role: ‘I’m not Jawo’

first_imgReluctant at first, the former ABL Most Valuable Player did himself well in the Coffee Lovers’ debut in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup.While he said he was no “Living Legend,” Avenido’s came out like one as he carried Gamboa Coffee mix, drilling the go-ahead freebies with 3.1 seconds remaining while also thwarting Robby Celiz’ potential game-winner late to secure the pulsating 85-84 win over Zark’s Burger on Thursday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingBut more than anything, the 6-foot-2 forward said that all he did was to give confidence to his players as Gamboa Coffee Mix pulled itself out of a 13-point hole in the first half.“I saw that our morale was down, so I just tried to lift our morale. I just thought that when I come in, I will show them that I’ll give my all,” he said, as he finished with 15 points, five rebounds, two assists, and two steals in the victory. Avenido, though, reminded his fellow Coffee Lovers to not shy away from sharing their insights to him as the squad seeks to make noise this conference.“I told them I’m just a coach on paper, but we’re all coaches here and I’m open for suggestions on the plays they think could help us win. That’s how I wanted when I’m playing and that’s the same idea I’m applying here,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Leo Avenido. PBA IMAGESThrust to the job of a playing coach for Gamboa Coffee Mix, Leo Avenido admitted that he’s still feeling his way in his new role.“I’m not Jawo (Robert Jaworski),” the 38-year-old said. “This is hard, but it’s the task that was given so I have to do it.”ADVERTISEMENT Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Kobe Paras plans to try out for Gilas Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast View commentslast_img read more

Bolt rues start, booed Gatlin hails his ‘amazing’ rival

first_imgRobredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress “Normally it gets better during the rounds, but it didn’t come together. And that is what killed me. I felt it was there.”Gatlin, who has served two doping bans, shrugged off the boos of the crowd to hail the great Jamaican, even dropping to his knees to bow to his rival.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsGatlin said Bolt had told him “You don’t deserve all these boos.”“So I think for all that and inspiring throughout my career he’s an amazing man.” Gatlin gatecrashes Bolt’s 100m farewell party DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ US athlete Justin Gatlin kneels in front of Jamaica’s Usain Bolt after Gatlin won the final of the men’s 100m athletics event at the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium in London on August 5, 2017. AFPLONDON, United Kingdom — Usain Bolt was left ruing a disastrous start as his failure to fire saw American arch-rival Justin Gatlin poop what was supposed to be a party in his final 100m race at the world championships on Saturday.“My start is killing me,” said Bolt, who battled back up through the field to claim bronze behind Gatlin and silver medalist Christian Coleman.ADVERTISEMENT View commentscenter_img Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READ NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers “Usain has accomplished so much in our sport and inspired others like Coleman to come out and compete in the championships.“Usain said: ‘Congratulations, you deserve it.’ And that’s from the man himself. He knows how hard I work. Tonight was all about the W (win) and I managed to sneak it.”Gatlin played down the jeering, perhaps summing up the difference between him and Bolt perfectly by saying: “It’s not about the crowd: I tuned it out through the rounds and stayed the course. I kept my energy through the semis and came to the final to do what I do.“The people who love me, they’re cheering for me. They’re at home cheering for me and my coaching manager is cheering for me, and that’s what I’ve been focusing on.“I thought of all the things I would do if I won, and I didn’t do any of that. It was almost like 2004 all over again” when he won the Olympic 100m title before going on to claim a world sprint double in 2005 and then falling foul of doping laws. CBBSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bolt had complained about the starting blocks in Friday’s first round, and left himself too much to do after finding himself behind Coleman.“It was rough,” he said. “I was a little bit stressed. But I came out like at any other championships and I did my best. Thanks for the support. I could never expect this from any other crowd. They are what pushed me to do my best.“The atmosphere was wonderful. I knew they would come out. I’m just disappointed I couldn’t do better for them but that’s how it goes sometimes.”Gatlin was loudly jeered by the sell-out 60,000 crowd at the London Stadium, where Bolt’s victory over him at the 2012 Olympics was hailed as triumph of ‘good over evil’ given the American’s doping-tainted past.“It’s just so surreal right now — I jumped in the crowd and went wild,” said the 35-year-old who has served two doping bans, the second between 2006-10, a period of forced exile that he credits has helped his track longevity.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more