Track announcer Don Jones ventured aloud on Friday that Madison High’s Kenan Christon was the best sprinter ever out of San Diego.After shattering his week-old San Diego Section record of 20.90 by scorching a 20.67-second 200-meter time in the chill evening air at the Escondido Invitational, it’s a legitimate statement.Earlier, the USC-bound football player clocked a meet record of 10.42 to win the 100-meter dash, giving him the No. 2 time in the state this spring to go with the No. 1 mark in the 200.He is now just 0.12 seconds off the section 100-meter dash record of 10.30 set by San Diego Southwest’s Riley Washington in winning at the state championships in 1992. Christon was surprised with his 100-meter time, a best by a full tenth of a second with no wind.“Dang!” exclaimed Christon.“I thought they were going to call a false start. I thought I might run 10.6.”Christon took the lead after 40 meters and ran away from the field, obliterating … [Read more...] about Madison sprinter tops own record in the 200
Published 4:43 am PST, Saturday, March 2, 2019 In this undated photo, Tamera Bearcomesout cries while holding a portrait of her missing daughter Shacaiah Harding, in Montana. Native American women go missing at a vastly disproportionate rate than the general population in Montana. (Larry Mayer/The Billings Gazette via AP) less In this undated photo, Tamera Bearcomesout cries while holding a portrait of her missing daughter Shacaiah Harding, in Montana. Native American women go missing at a vastly disproportionate rate than the ... more Photo: Larry Mayer, AP Photo: Larry Mayer, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 In this undated photo, Tamera Bearcomesout cries while holding a portrait of her missing daughter Shacaiah Harding, in Montana. Native American women go … [Read more...] about Native women make up high number of missing person reports
Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Feb. 4, 2019, 3:40 PM GMT By Herb Weisbaum Hackers stole nearly 447 million consumer records containing sensitive personal information last year, according to the 2018 End-of-Year Data Breach Report from the Identity Theft Resource Center. That’s a jump of 126 percent from 2017 (when roughly 198 million sensitive records were stolen) and a new record for the number of compromised files in a single year. “Data breaches are now a normal, everyday occurrence," the report concluded. While the number of U.S. data breaches dropped 23 percent from last year’s high (1,244 vs. 1,632), that’s nothing to cheer about. If breaches are down, but more records are stolen, that’s a serious problem, said Eva Casey-Velasquez, ITRC’s president and CEO. “This is telling us that we are creating a system and processes … [Read more...] about You’ve been breached: Hackers stole nearly half a billion personal records in 2018
Eli Rosenberg, The Washington Post Published 9:51 am PST, Saturday, January 12, 2019 (FILES) In this file photo taken on August 7, 1997 shows a picture of late Jeanne Calment during a memorial mass at the Primatiale Sainte-Trophime church. - What if Jeanne Calment's longevity record was a fraud? Russian researchers have concluded an incredible sleight of hand between the French woman and her daughter, provoking interest and controversy in the scientific community. Jeanne Calment died at the age of 122 years and 164 days in 1997 - a world record of longevity of all genders. less (FILES) In this file photo taken on August 7, 1997 shows a picture of late Jeanne Calment during a memorial mass at the Primatiale Sainte-Trophime church. - What if Jeanne Calment's longevity record was a ... more Photo: GEORGES GOBET, AFP/Getty Images … [Read more...] about The world’s oldest person record stood for decades. Then came a Russian conspiracy theory.
PARIS (Reuters) - Two French scientists who validated Jeanne Calment's status as the oldest person ever to have lived, have dismissed claims by Russian researchers who say that she didn't really survive to 122. Mathematician Nikolay Zak and gerontologist Valery Novoselov claim that Calment's daughter, Yvonne Calment, assumed her mother's identity decades earlier. The Russians analysed photographs, official documents and interviews to produce a body of evidence they acknowledge is circumstantial. Gerentology is the scientific study of old age. Jean-Marie Robine, one of the two French scientists who validated Calment's age, told France Inter radio late on Wednesday that the stir being caused in France by the Russians' findings was a "ridiculous controversy". A spokesman for Guinness World Records, which registered Calment's age as a world record, said they were aware of the Russians' claims. "Extensive research is performed for every oldest person record title we verify, which is led … [Read more...] about French scientists dismiss Russian claims over age of world’s oldest person