World Championships: American Muhammad breaks own world record to win 400m hurdlesWorld Athlectics Championships: American Muhammad, the 2016 Olympic champion, crossed the finish line 0.04 seconds faster than her previous world record set in Julyadvertisement Reuters DohaOctober 5, 2019UPDATED: October 5, 2019 08:24 IST Dalilah Muhammad celebrates after winning the women’s 400 meter hurdles final. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSDalilah Muhammad broke her own world record to win the women’s 400 metres hurdles at WorldsMuhammad crossed the finish line 0.04 seconds faster than her previous world recordThe American attributed her two world marks to her work ethicAmerican Dalilah Muhammad broke her own world record to win the women’s 400 metres hurdles at the world championships with a time of 52.16 seconds on Friday, edging out compatriot Sydney McLaughlin in a gripping race.The 29-year-old Muhammad, the 2016 Olympic champion, crossed the finish line 0.04 seconds faster than her previous world record set in July.The American attributed her two world marks to her work ethic, and said she was focused on successfully defending her title at next year’s Tokyo Olympics.”It’s just how I work, she told reporters after the race. I go out there every day and just try to give it my all. It feels good to have it come when it matters.””Muhammad was only slightly ahead of silver medallist McLaughlin over the first 100m of the race, but her lead grew as they came through the second bend.When she crossed the finish line, Muhammad had no idea she had set a new record.”I didn’t even know who had won the race,” she said.McLaughlin, 20, closed in on her team mate on the home stretch but she could not quite catch up as she finished second in 52.23 seconds, a personal best.”She is amazing,” McLaughlin said of Muhammad. “She has been doing this for a long time. I constantly try to learn from her. We knew it would be fast, but we didn’t think it would be another world record.”The two Americans completely dominated the race, opening up a large gap on the rest of the field.advertisementRushell Clayton of Jamaica took the bronze with a personal best time of 53.74 seconds.For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAnita Jat Next
MONTREAL — Summer vacations haven’t dampened demand in Greater Montreal’s real estate market which saw sales grow by 16 per cent to a new sales record in July. The Quebec Professional Association of Real Estate Brokers says residential sales hit 3,698 for a 53rd consecutive monthly increase.Sales of single-family homes and condominiums climbed 16 per cent to 2,012 and 1,313 respectively. Plexes with two to five dwellings increased 23 per cent to 368.All six main areas of the Montreal Census Metropolitan Area saw significantly higher sales with Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu growing by 75 per cent and Laval increasing 48 per cent.The median price of single-family homes increased six per cent to $357,000 with prices on the island of Montreal up 11 per cent to $518,750. Condominiums were up five per cent to $278,600 and plexes gained 10 per cent to $583,000.The number of active listings decreased 20 per cent to nearly 17,000 as the number of new listings were stable.The Canadian Press
FIANNA FÁIL LEADER Micheál Martin has said that its success in “reconnecting with the people” would take longer “than we have had”, but remained adamant that the party would not let government get “away with their growing list of broken promises.”Delivering his opening address at the party’s Árd Fheis in Dublin’s RDS, Martin said Ireland needed a party that could “learn from the past but is focused on the future.”He also said that this weekend would mark the completion of the largest reform in the party’s history.“For the first time in our history all voting this weekend will be on the principle of one member, one vote,” he said.The party leader said that Fianna Fáil needed to become a “more activist party” by re-establishing the “link with people which was once our proudest boast.”Criticism of the coalitionMartin went on to criticise the Fine Gael/Labour coalition, saying that the public had now seen that the current government had been “elected on the basis of promises it never intended keeping.”Speaking of the party’s resurgence, he said that this had led to attacks from “the usual suspects” in opposition.“They don’t believe that anybody has the right to challenge them,” he said. “They think that they can just keep rerunning the last general election and everything will be fine for them.” What our opponents and many others don’t understand is that we are not trying to restore the old political balance.Critical of the current government, Martin said that the only list that the Minister for Health James Reilly had managed to improve was the “one for a new primary care centre in his own constituency.”Reducing the deficitMartin said that his party had “adopted a constructive approach” from its first day in opposition. “We have been consistent in our support for bringing the deficit down and have not opposed reasonable measures to achieve this,” he said.Looking to the future“Fianna Fáil isn’t focused on the past,” Martin said. “We are not trying to recreate the old political balance. We are focused on the future and that’s what people are engaging with.”“The process of renewing Fianna Fáil is well underway. In a short time we have achieved a lot more than most people expected – but our work has only begun.”He concluded by saying:We must be true to our founding values and show the people our way to recovery, our way to a fairer recovery. That is our business at this Árd Fheis and it must be our business every day.Read: Micheál Martin gives Taoiseach an E- grade on jobs > Well their rising unpopularity and falling support shows that the public is not interested in their politics as usual – it wants parties which are focused on responding to the issues of today and the future.