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World Championships Fact

first_imgAt the first IAAF World Championships in 1983 (Helsinki, Finland) Jamaica’s women finished third in the 4×100 metres in 42.73 seconds. The members of the quartet were Lilieth Hodges, Jacqueline Pusey, Juliet Cuthbert and Merlene Ottey.last_img

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FLOW expects intense battle in Super Cup final

first_imgCarlo Redwood, FLOW’s vice-president of marketing and TV, is anticipating an intense battle for this year’s Super Cup and $1 million winning incentive when Wolmer’s Boys’ and Cornwall College square-off in the final at Sabina Park tomorrow. Match time is 6 p.m. Since the prestigious competition started in 2014, this is the first time that it will be a rural versus urban clash in the final, and the sponsors are happy that this ‘balance’ will be on show this year. “I think that the FLOW Super Cup, in terms of fan support, continues to grow. The dynamics continue to change as it is the first time that three daCosta Cup teams were in the semi-final. Now, the final is between a Manning Cup and daCosta Cup team,” Redwood told The Gleaner yesterday. “This final has established it as a national schoolboy competition. It is a balance having a town versus country final. We want to continue to improve and make the competition bigger and better each year. We are satisfied but will work harder,” he added. Redwood and his company are bracing for a massive crowd tomorrow. “We are expecting a massive crowd from western Jamaica as the tickets sales there are doing well,” Redwood disclosed. “It will be a really tough game between the best team from the Manning Cup and the best team from the daCosta Cup,” he added. There will be the usual entertainment package during the half-time break tomorrow. Tickets are already on sale and are available at the following outlets: Kingston and Portmore – Captain’s Bakery (Cross Roads and downtown); Cuddy’z Sports Bar, New Kingston; Holy Trinity High School; Total Gas Station (Dunrobin Avenue and Stanton Terrace); Western Sports, Twin Gates Plaza; York Pharmacy, Half-WayTree Road; Petcom, Portmore. Montego Bay – Captain’s Bakery (St James Street); Cars To Go, Catherine Hall; Fontana Pharmacy, Fairview Shopping Centre; and Western Sports, Baywest Shopping Centre.last_img read more

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Philly celebrates 1st Super Bowl title with parade

first_imgMichael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases LATEST STORIES MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Fans line Benjamin Franklin Parkway before a Super Bowl victory parade for the Philadelphia Eagles football team, Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, in Philadelphia. The Eagles beat the New England Patriots 41-33 in Super Bowl 52. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia’s first Super Bowl parade stepped off Thursday as hundreds of thousands of deliriously happy Eagles fans jammed the city’s main thoroughfares to celebrate an NFL title many of them never thought they’d see.Fans clad in Eagles green lined up 20 deep in spots to catch a glimpse of the champs, who rode up Broad Street in open-top, double decker buses. Bundled up against freezing winds, some fans from New Jersey walked across the nearly 2-mile long Benjamin Franklin Bridge just to get into the city.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Schools, museums, courts, government offices and even the Philadelphia Zoo were shut down so the city could fete an underdog Eagles team that few outside Philadelphia thought had a prayer of beating the mighty Patriots led by superstar quarterback Tom Brady and coach Bill Belichick.Thompson’s friend, Craig Moyer, also of Downingtown, said he came to the parade to honor his late mother, a life-long Eagles fan.“My mother was from the coal regions, she passed at 91 years old,” the 66-year-old said. “She was an Eagles fan who used to tell me about the old championship games. So this is for her. We’re down here for her.”Organizers prepared for as many as 2 million people to jam the parade route. No official estimate was released for the parade after the Phillies won the World Series in 2008, but experts have said that crowd likely didn’t exceed 750,000.ADVERTISEMENT Ateneo, San Beda, HTC earn PCCL Elite 8 opening wins View comments Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track “We were wondering if we would ever see the Eagles win a Super Bowl in our lifetimes, and we may not ever see another one,” said John Thompson, 56, of suburban Downingtown. “That’s why we’re here today.”The players got into the Philly spirit. Center Jason Kelce walked the route in an outlandishly sequined Mummers getup — a nod to Philadelphia’s raucous annual parade on New Year’s Day — slapping fans’ hands and leading them in a profane chant broadcast on live TV. Defensive end Chris Long wore a full-length, fake fur coat atop an Allen Iverson 76ers jersey.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkCoach Doug Pederson carried the Lombardi Trophy past the cheering throngs, while franchise owner Jeffrey Lurie held a sign saying “THANK YOU FANS” while standing next to the team’s three quarterbacks: Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles, injured starter Carson Wentz and third-stringer Nate Sudfeld.The parade caps a glorious week for jubilant fans celebrating an NFL title that had eluded them for nearly 60 years. Led by the backup quarterback Foles and second-year coach Pederson, the Eagles beat the New England Patriots 41-33 on Sunday night. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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Where is the APNU/AFC?

first_imgDear Editor,As we very slowly but surely approach this much anticipated and unique general and regional election, something is strikingly odd. Where is the APNU/AFC?We are in election mode and the contemporary PPP Administration is very up-to-date with information. There are interviews and press conferences very regularly on TV. They are also releasing these interviews moments after airing on YouTube and on other popular social medial platforms. I am not the biggest fan of social media, but it is the way of the world now especially for young people. It is a very important tool to get your message out to the masses effectively, cheaply and efficiently.At the time of penning this letter there was an interview “Discussion on issues of concern to young people with Ifraan Ali” – September 8, 2019, which was posted on their YouTube channel mere hours ago. There are also poster boards and outreaches around the country with information on the PPP’s manifesto. We know exactly what is going on with the Opposition quite amply.Just for the heck of it, I decided to concentrate objectively on the Government for a change to get a better insight and perspective of their program and agenda for the country in order to be fair minded, so I thought I would spend some time and search around for information. No luck finding anything recent there at all! The last uploaded video on their channel on YouTube; “Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence, visits the new building site of the Port Kaituma Hospital” was published on April 15, 2017 – more than two years ago! I don’t have a Facebook account so I really can’t say what is there, but I am sure nothing of recent significance because these platforms reflect each other in some way or another and information is usually posted simultaneously by subscribers.Even GECOM and other public offices which the government has involvement in are very obscure. This is not transparent or democratic at all, because the citizens have a right to know what is going on in the government at some level.So, what is the reason for this disappearance? Your guess is as good as mine. There is a stark difference however, between now and when the parties campaigned in 2015. I firmly believe that Mr. Bharrat Jagdeo answered it correctly when he said that they are terrified of the mere word “election” they become ghastly pale and silent when that word is uttered within hearing distance.Mr Granger seems to be long gone somewhere, so ill-at-ease spokesman Joseph Harmon pokes his head out uncomfortably from behind a podium for a few moments now and then, mutters something and retracts back just as quickly into the shadows. A shameful and cowardly bunch of people, resorting now to low racially motivated “whisper campaigns” and other obstructive behavior designed to stall the election process.Mr Jagdeo and his team is always trying to point out most kindly and respectfully to them that this “old fashioned” analog style of rigging elections that was effective in the old Burnamite/PNC days – cannot work in these modern digital times where people are more educated and information is available at a moment-by-moment basis by almost everyone now.If Mr Granger has an iota of residual decency hidden somewhere, he would bite the bullet and call elections, get it over with quickly and face the inevitable consequences. It is the only decent thing left for him to do…because he and his “fossil” administration are only days away now from being totally non-existent.Sincerely,Shane Lindielast_img read more

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Colombian charged for overstaying in Guyana

first_imgA Colombian woman was on Wednesday brought before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts for overstaying her time in Guyana.Karen Rosario Mona, 29, of Colombia, South America, pleaded guilty to the offence when it was read to her.The court heard that on May 12, 2016 and July 11, 2016, she failed to comply with the conditions of a permit to stay in Guyana, which stated that she was permitted to stay in the country from March 11, 2016 to May 11 2016.The Prosecution’s case contended that on the day in question, Police Officers arrested the defendant based on information received which indicated she had overstayed her time in Guyana.Attorney Paul Fung-a-Fat, who represented the defendant’s interest in court, said at the time of his client’s arrest, she was in the process of applying for a distant visa extension through the Home Affairs Ministry, but that time had lapsed.However, Magistrate McLennan fined the woman ,000 and failure to pay the fine will result in her serving four weeks in prison.last_img read more

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Notional avoids spill, captures Risen Star Stakes

first_imgOn the far turn, Slew’s Tizzy clipped heels with Makeithapencaptain, throwing jockey James Graham and interfering with several horses, most dramatically Circular Quay, who was taken up by jockey John Velazquez. “I was right behind him when he went down,” Velazquez said. “I hit him head on. I don’t know how (my horse) didn’t fall.” Jockey Robby Albarado’s experience at the Fair Grounds helped him steer Notional clear of trouble – and onto the road to the Kentucky Derby. Notional won the $300,000 Risen Star Stakes for 3-year-olds in NewOrleans, beating Imawildandcrazyguy by 2 lengths Saturday in the race marred by a fall. Notional ran 11/16 miles in 1:44.180 to win the prep race for the Grade 2 Louisiana Derby on March 10. The winner paid $7.80, $4.80 and $4. Imawildandcrazyguy returned $8.60and $6, and Zanjero paid $4. Earlier on the card, Velazquez had no traffic problems, turning in a shrewd ride on Appealing Zophie to win the $200,000 Silverbulletday for 3-year-old fillies. Velazquez also rode favored Master Command to victory in the Grade 3 $200,000 Mineshaft Handicap. Sugar Shake, Rags to Riches triumph at Santa Anita: Sugar Shake led gate-to-wire to win the $250,000 Santa Margarita Handicap for fillies and mares at Santa Anita. Ridden by David Flores, Sugar Shake beat Ermine by 1 lengths, running 11/16 miles in 1:43 4-5. The 4-year-old filly, trained by Bobby Frankel, paid $8.40, $3.80 and $3.40, Ermine returned $3.80 and $3, and Rahy’s Appeal paid $3.80 to show. It was the fifth win in 11 starts for Sugar Shake. She earned $150,000 for owner Frank Stronach, pushing her career total to $358,256. In the co-featured $250,000 Las Virgenes Stakes, favored Rags to Riches and jockey Garrett Gomez rallied for a three-quarter-length victory over Baroness Thatcher. Rags to Riches ran a mile in 1:37 4-5 and paid $7.40, $4.80 and $3.40. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Albarado steered Notional wide heading for home, keeping him clear of the mayhem in the tight turn. The spill caused an inquiry, but the stewards allowed the result to stand. “What really helped was I saved ground around the first turn,” Albarado said. “The post position was a concern, but we overcame that. When I asked him, he had a really quick turn of foot for a horse that big. The horse is a real professional.” Southern California-based trainer Doug O’Neill praised Albarado’s performance on Notional. “Robby gave him a great ride,” he said. Imawildandcrazyguy stayed clear of the pileup and rallied for second under jockey Fernando Jara, 21/4 lengths behind the winner. last_img read more

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Feedback pours in about troubling bus experiences

first_imgMy head is still spinning from the phone calls, letters and e-mails from readers bristling about troubles with the MTA bus system. You related tales of rudeness, inconsiderate Los Angeles motorists and the stress of traveling some of the nation’s most congested streets. And those were just the comments from bus drivers. After reading my last column about Metropolitan Transportation Authority bus drivers who deliberately start routes late, rush past their stops to gain extra time and sleep during their breaks, one bus driver left four voice mails offering his take. He said the MTA does not give drivers enough time to make it through their routes, and when traffic clogs or cars crash along the way there’s even less time for them to catch their breath and recover from the stress. So some drivers create their own breaks. “Sometimes we do things we shouldn’t do because we’re trying to make it work for us,” he said. Another called with tales of passengers spitting, punching and making faces at drivers. If he defended himself, he’s sure that would be the end of his job. No one ever said driving a bus was easy, especially in Los Angeles where people can get a little nuts when anything interferes with their commutes. Riding the bus isn’t always a breeze either and many called and wrote about their own public transportation war stories. With disabling leg problems, 58-year-old Larry Moore of Glendale relies on his walker to get around. The MTA reserves seats in front of the bus for seniors and handicapped riders such as Moore. But more often than not, Moore said, able-bodied passengers grab those seats, leaving him to hobble down the narrow aisle in search of another seat. “Some of the bus drivers will tell people to get out of those seats. Sometimes the riders will laugh at you,” Moore said. “If they don’t move, the drivers say there’s nothing they can do about it.” What on earth is the matter with these people? Commuting in Los Angeles is tough enough. In fact, Los Angeles residents spent about 623,796,000 hours stuck in traffic in 2003, costing about $10.7 billion in gas and lost time, according to the Texas Transportation Institute. Moore said getting around can create such frustrations that sometimes it’s not worth even leaving the house. Even with all completely functional limbs, I don’t want to leave my place on some days and deal with the commute. Although there are times when the sun is shining and the Beatles are playing on the radio that there’s no finer place to be cruising around than in Southern California. But driving behind cell-phone talkers who hold up lanes of traffic while lost in the never-never land of their conversations drives me completely berserk. At those moments I visualize sticking a filthy plunger to their car windows and flinging them off the roads. All with one hand. Harsh? I can’t help myself. Like I said, this is Los Angeles and we generally don’t like anything that messes with the ride. So what drives you crazy about your commute? Whether it’s by bus, bike, train or car, there’s bound to be a thing or two that sends you over the edge. Tell us what should be done about it. Send your thoughts to our new transportation blog at: www.insidesocal.com/theride. sue.doyle@dailynews.com (818) 713-3746160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Asia torn by wealth, poverty

first_imgThe United States, one of the ADB’s top shareholders, said the bank should stick to its original task of helping the poor and not seek new mandates that stray from that mission. “We should celebrate when countries no longer need ADB to finance their development needs, not seek ways to artificially create incentives to lend to them,” Peel said. “The ADB should step aside and declare victory.” Poor countries, meanwhile, are afraid of being left behind. Some questioned the ADB’s forecast that 90 percent of the region’s population will be “middle income” by 2020. “There will still be a significant number of poor,” said Keat Chhon, Cambodia’s governor to the ADB. “The ADB should continue to focus on poverty alleviation in these low-income economies until this mission is accomplished.” Afghanistan’s governor, Anwar-ul-Haq Ahady, said the ADB needs to boost its engagement with its poorest members, which he called “fragile states” so far bypassed by Asia’s rapid growth. Indonesian Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati warned the ADB against expanding too rapidly into areas in which it has no expertise and said it risks duplicating tasks of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. South Korea, Thailand and other so-called Asian Tiger economies that were battered hardest by the 1997 Asian financial crisis supported a stronger ADB. They envision a bank that might help manage part of the region’s vast foreign currency reserves and protect against wildly fluctuating exchange rates. Some even want the ADB to help set up a regional bond market to finance development spending. The ADB hopes to hammer out a consensus before its next annual meeting in Madrid, Spain. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! According to the ADB’s own figures, extreme poverty is projected to be all but wiped out in Asia within 15 years. Whereas famine and disease used to be top worries in developing Asia, industrial pollution, overstrapped infrastructures, weak financial systems, and a growing urban-rural divide are now key concerns. “The challenges are considerable, but they are challenges partly born in the ADB’s own accomplishments,” said Kenneth Peel, head of the U.S. delegation at the ADB conference in Kyoto. Which way development heads next is important because it will shape the future of a region that accounts for about a quarter of international trade, a third of the global economy and more than half the world’s people. To solve the new onslaught of problems and stay relevant, the ADB is hoping to give itself a face-lift for the 21st century. Recommendations include focusing more on sustainable growth, emphasizing environmentally friendly development and drawing on Asian capital instead of foreign funds. Many of the 3,000 delegates agreed on a need for the Manila, Philippines-based bank to change with the times. But the four-day annual meeting ended Monday with the region’s poor countries and their richer neighbors disagreeing over how the bank should be reformed. KYOTO, Japan – The dual realities speak for themselves. Asia’s poverty rate has plummeted from about 50 percent to less than 19 percent in the past four decades, and average income has grown nearly sixfold, but nearly 2 billion people still live on less than $2 a day. Asia stands at the crossroads of poverty and prosperity – and its arrival is widening divisions over how to manage the economic boom and ensure that no one is excluded. The debate climaxed Monday as the Asian Development Bank wrapped up its annual meeting with no clear consensus. The bank, founded in 1966 to end poverty, now says prosperity poses the newest threat to the continent. On one side are those saying development must now meet the needs of an increasingly wealthy region; on the other are voices warning that the fight against poverty is far from won. Activists, meanwhile, accuse institutions like the ADB of pushing “slash-and-burn” policies that prioritize growth over the environment or traditional culture. last_img read more

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Province gives $60,000 to upgrade traffic signal on Alaska Highway

first_imgThe traffic signal on the Alaska Highway at 100th ave. is now complete.The camera system has been replaced with a detector embedded in the pavement at the intersection, known as a traffic loop, which is a more reliable technology for triggering a traffic light, especially in northern climates.The improvement will not only be safer and provide more efficient traffic movement at this intersection, but also promote less time wasted by drivers waiting for the light to change.- Advertisement -“This replacement will help improve traffic safety at this busy intersection,” said Peace River North MLA Pat Pimm.Previously, the signal used a camera to detect vehicles approaching the intersection and switch the signal green.The province provided $60,000 for the project.Advertisementlast_img read more

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AFC Leopards back, prey on Ulinzi Stars

first_imgHowever, Team Manager Gilbert Selebwa said the result will not affect the team’s performance when they face a resilient military side Ulinzi Stars. Ingwe will be looking to pick their first win of the season after drawing 1-1 their opener away to Posta Rangers.“The boys gave their best despite the extreme weather conditions in Madagascar. We played under very hot weather which drained us a bit but we also wasted chances which we need to work on,” Selebwa noted.AFC Leopards Head Coach Robert Matano has won the Kenyan Premier League title with Sofapaka and Tusker before. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAThe KPL match will see AFC Leopards head coach, Robert ‘The Lion’ Matano face his former employer, having managed the team from 2014-17. He knows the team better though under new management now and he has vowed to disarm the Soldiers.After playing three games, two more than Ingwe, Ulinzi are placed seventh in the standings, having won one, drew one and lost one. Head coach Dunstan Nyaundo is confident of upsetting Matano.AFC Leopards will still miss the services of Ghanaian striker Prince Arkoh who is fruled out with injury while Ulinzi Stars have a full house available for selection.Ulinzi Stars has an edge over AFC Leopards when it comes to head-to-head record that sees the Soldiers hold two wins against Ingwe’s one with three draws in the last six matches they met across all competition.-Gor back to reclaim lead-Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr congratulates his players after their KPL SUper Cup win over AFC Leopards in Nakuru on January 28, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluDefending champions Gor Mahia, fresh from booking a CAF Champions League first round ticket, will be looking to reclaim their log lead and extend their unbeaten run when they travel away to Kariobangi Sharks in a tricky fixture set to be hosted in Machakos on Sunday.Despite having a match at hand, Gor are second on the table with seven points, one behind leaders Mathare United who will also be in action on Sunday, hosting Sofapaka.K’Ogalo, who won their opening two KPL matches against Nakumatt FC (4-0) and Zoo FC (2-4), are expected to welcome back striker Jacques Tuyisenge who missed the return leg of the CAF Champions League preliminary round due to injury.Gor Mahia’s Godfrey Walusimbi closes down on Kariobangi Sharks defender Pascal Ogweno in a Kenyan Premier League match at the Thika Sub-County Stadium on March 12, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluKariobangi Sharks, who occupy sixth spot with five points, having won one and drew two matches, are boosted by the return of first choice goalkeeper, John Oyemba and midfielder Christopher Kimathi who have recovered from injuries..Gor has a superior head-to-head record against Kariobangi Sharks who made their KPL debut last season where K’ogalo beat them 3-1 in the first and second leg.KPL FIXTURES FEB 24 14:00 Nakumatt – SoNy Sugar15:00 Bandari – Wazito FC15:00 Kakamega Homeboyz – Vihiga United15:00 Posta Rangers – Chemelil Sugar16:15 Tusker FC – Nzoia Sugar FCFebruary 2514:00 Mathare United – Sofapaka15:00 AFC Leopards -Ulinzi Stars15:00 Zoo FC – Thika United16:15 Kariobangi Sharks – Gor Mahia0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Ulinzi Stars defender Rodgers Omondi tries to block AFC Leopards’ Vincent Oburu. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUNAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 23 – AFC Leopards have put their CAF Confederations Cup exit behind their backs and are focusing on hunting down Ulinzi Stars in a Kenyan Premier League match slated for Sunday at the Thika Municipal Stadium.Ingwe returned back home on Friday morning from Madagascar where they drew 0-0 with hosts FOSA Juniors who progressed to the first round of the continental competition thanks to the away goal they notched in the1-1 first leg played in Kenya.last_img read more

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