Jamaica’s women mined silver in the 4×400 metres at four consecutive IAAF World Championships – 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011. At the 2013 World Championships the Jamaican team was disqualified in the heats and did not contest the final.
Jamaica’s women mined silver in the 4×400 metres at four consecutive IAAF World Championships – 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011. At the 2013 World Championships the Jamaican team was disqualified in the heats and did not contest the final.
Wangs hoping for the best in hot playoff race It was 22 years after Simpson’s trial for the 1994 murders of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman, became a television soap opera.Commentators harshly criticized Simpson and his lawyer for their performance at the parole hearing. CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin called it “an absolute disgrace.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation FILE – In this June 15, 1995 file photo, O.J. Simpson, left, grimaces as he tries on one of the leather gloves prosecutors say he wore the night his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman were murdered in a Los Angeles courtroom. Simpson, the former football star, TV pitchman and now Nevada prison inmate, will have a lot going for him when he appears before state parole board members Thursday, July 20, 2017, seeking his release after more than eight years for an ill-fated bid to retrieve sports memorabilia. (AP Photo/Sam Mircovich, Pool, file)NEW YORK — Television networks returned to the scene of an old obsession Thursday with blanket coverage of O.J. Simpson’s parole hearing Nevada.The biggest broadcast networks, news networks and even ESPN and CNBC set aside regular programming for the odd spectacle that NBC’s Savannah Guthrie dubbed “the parole hearing of the century.”ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LATEST STORIES Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur View comments End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets
Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 As tough as the loss was, Jalalon shared that the first two games gave the Hotshots a huge lesson knowing that if they need to stun the Beermen anew, they couldn’t let themselves fall behind big.“We need to focus on the first half and pour it all there,” he said, as Magnolia fell behind by as much as 21, 71-50 with less than three minutes remaining in the third period.“Coach Chito (Victolero) reminded us that we couldn’t always pull off the comeback and just play well in the fourth quarter. We need to play well from the first quarter,” he said. “We’re not superheroes. We were just lucky in Game 1 that we were able to come back, but in this game, they really protected their lead.”Game 3 is on Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Jio Jalalon admitted that he was trying to get into the head of Arwind Santos in their exchange late in Game 2 of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Finals.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Padda says Adamson got ‘too excited, complacent’ in set 4 breakdown With San Miguel firmly ahead, 87-71, with three minutes remaining, Ian Sangalang bumped Santos that led to an offensive foul, an apparent show of frustration for the Magnolia side.As emotions ran a high, Jalalon sneaked in a hit on Santos and the two were slapped with a double technical.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“I know that the game was over, so I was just trying to piss him off,” bared the Hotshots sophomore in Filipino. “I was the one who came to him, and he just pushed me off. I was just trying my luck.”Unfortunately, his antics came to no avail as Magnolia suffered the 77-92 Game 2 defeat to San Miguel, that tied up the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup at one game apiece. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
A Civil Law Court Judge on Monday, September 15, defended that in order to free judges from corruption; they must be given better incentives to live decent and dignified life.Judge Emery Paye stressed that if that is done, it would prevent financial and domestic worries, and would enable them repel temptation, which, according to him, is susceptible to human life.“As priest of justice, a judge should not be given the cause to be corrupt in the performance of his judicial duties, so as to be justified for any disciplinary action taken against him if found deficient in those qualities,” he disclosed when he read his charge during the opening of the Civil Law Court at the Temple of Justice.According to him, the responsibilities of government to the judges are laid down clearly in both the constitution and emphasized in judicial canon six (6).Quoting Judicial Canon 6, Judge Paye said, “A judge is a government paid official and must be paid adequately, because he or she holds an exacted position which prevents him or her from engaging in any business pursuit,” adding “therefore, he or she must be provided with the necessitates of life and with every means by which they will be able to perform their judicial duties efficiently, effectively, and speedily.”The Civil Law Court Judge further stated that “The cardinal restriction posed that judges should not engage in any business pursuit is mandatory and may lead to the dismissal of any of us, who is found engaging in that practice,” adding, “In obedience to the restriction, I am of the strongest conviction that we are adhering to this law. Based on that, we are only relying on our salaries and benefits.”Making reference to the better incentives, Judge Paye indicated that they are advocating mainly for retired judges. “We see and have seen the very poor condition of our retired judges, such condition is the result of the lack incentives after retirement,” he noted.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Monrovia- December 24, 1989 was on a Sunday and a sunny day in Massaquoi clan, a small village on the outskirts of Margibi County. I was a six-year old kid by then but can recollect the vivid memories of that day. My family had gone to the hometown of my Mother to spend the Christmas holiday. We were strolling home on the laterite road from Church at a nearby village. I remember my Mother and a member of the Church were talking about an invasion that had started in Nimba county, northern Liberia. That day was to mark the beginning of the Liberian civil war.December 24, was the beginning of a spillover of long-standing conflict that had permeated the Liberian nation since its inception. This was further fueled with tribal-ethnic, political, socio-economic disparities that all came tumbling down like a house of cards on 24, December. The initial myth that the invasion of December 24 was a gang of disgruntled men running along the border line with machetes became dispelled with the robust move with which the invasion swamped the country. By mid-1990, Monrovia was already besieged and everyone was awake. By July of 1990, a massacre occurred in the edifice of the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and scores of armless civilians were murdered in cold-blood. This was in utter disregard for the rule of war and areas of protection by the Geneva conventions during armed-conflict.The massacre at the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church sent a chilling reminder that everyone was exposed; even areas of worships, schools, hospitals were targets for possible ‘enemies’. Panic was contagious.Streets were scenes of displaced citizens roaming with bags of belongings, streets littered with dirt of palm kernels which became a substitute staple of the time. Carnage was alive and the few disgruntled men that roamed the borderlines were now in Monrovia.By September of 1990, the government was overthrown; the president was captured and killed by a splinter group of the NPFL. Hell had broken loose by September of 1990 and the Economic Community of West African States sent in ECOMOG to restore calm, pending an interim arrangement. Key events followed the mark of 24 December 1989 that left scars on the face of the small West African Nation.The preceding years of 1992, 1994, 1996, and 2003 were all witnesses to series of mass atrocities with torture, rape, killings, disembowelment, summary executions, and total breakdown of the rule of law, wanton disregard for human rights, economic collapse and the gradual failure of a nation state.The dust seemed to settle with the holding of elections in 2005 that returnedsanity, and the reemergence of one of Africa’s most troubled countries in contemporary history. These underlying events showed the resilience of a people to rebuild their lives time after time. A vital lesson for Liberia is not to shove the memories of major events under the carpet of convenience, but to keep a memoir of unfoldings that sparked the civil unrest. This will give a blue print for the future and guide against subsequent repetition. The politics of marginalization, socio-economic disparity, ethnic-tribal conflicts, etc. should take a back seat, whilst inclusion, respect for the rule of law, free press, etc. should continue to be the hallmark of our democracy thereby ensuring the sustenance of our peace. Remembering key dates that tore our nation apart goes a long way in reflecting on our past as a people and charting a new course, it’s a way of retelling our stories to the younger generation, most of whom were either too young or not around. They are expected to learn from the errors of the past, avoid themand rebuild our nation. The Liberian Republic has been a field of suppressed views that swelled like a volcano that exploded with particles affecting everyone. We cannot have another volcano eruption; we can avoid that by retelling our stories and removing the weeds from the vibrant flowers of our democracy. Together, as a nation, we can bury the past, not by closing our eyes on the stories that happened, but by telling them with the intent of learning from them, thereby choosing a new path.On 24 December, a lecture series will be held at the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Liberian Civil war. Twenty five (25) years on, as the speakers share their stories of the recollections of that day, the souls of the over 600 men, women and children who were murdered in that very edifice will smile from their graves, that though they are dead, their memories are alive through the stories. From them, the living can learn a vital lesson from the quotation that ‘wars don’t end of the battlefields, but on the table of negotiations’. May the souls of the men, women and children who died in the Liberian civil war from bullets, starvation, heart attacks while walking several miles, and all other consequences as a result of 24 December, 1989 rest in perfect peace! God bless Liberia!About the Author Lekpele Nyamalon lives in Monrovia Liberia and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.orgShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Guyana has been given US$1.3 million to assist in the upgrade of its water sector.The Board of Directors of the Caribbean Development Bank said on Tuesday that it has approved a loan to the Government, which and will be used to provide consultancy services for a National Water Policy, provide designs and estimates for the construction of water treatment plants and the upgrade of related infrastructure.CDB’s Project Director Daniel Best said Guyana has been seeking to enhance the management of its water resources, as well as increase the availability and access of water to communities.“We expect that these funds will be used to provide technically viable solutions for the improvement of water supply to approximately 68,000 people who live along in the coast as well as in the hinterland regions,” noted Best.In laying the groundwork, consultants will also conduct a study to determine the feasibility of using water from the Hope Canal for potable water purposes and develop recommendations for institutional strengthening.According to the CDB, many residents and businesses along the coast experience low water pressure frequently. The projected impacts of climate change are also expected to result in more frequent dry periods, as well as more intense rainfall. The plans for new infrastructure will incorporate climate resilient designs, the CDB noted.This project’s initial phase is expected to be completed within 18 months. The regional lending institution said the project is consistent with its strategic objective of supporting inclusive and sustainable growth and development within its borrowing member countries, as well as the bank’s corporate priorities of strengthening and modernising social and economic infrastructure; and promoting environmental sustainability.
…now wants “certificate of readiness” from GECOMStill maintaining that he is awaiting the readiness of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) before setting a date for the much-anticipated General and Regional Elections, caretaker President David Granger has stated that he is uncomfortable running a caretaker Government which has a lot of restrictions on its functioning. President David Granger“It is very uncomfortable for me as a Head of State to labour under the restrictions of an interim administration,” he told reporters on the sidelines of an accreditation ceremony at the Ministry of the Presidency on Wednesday.According to the President, apart from health reasons, he has not accepted any invitations for state visits while many of his Government’s core functions have been restricted.“Many of my ministers have had their travels restricted; we cannot plan a budget or bring a budget to Parliament and we cannot engage in certain types of projects which are regarded as irreversible and the whole business of the government has been slow because we are obedient to and compliant with the instructions of the CCJ (Caribbean Court of Justice) since July. So it is uncomfortable for me to remain in this condition,” Granger, whose administration was toppled since December 21, 2018, posited.The Head of State, who has been blamed for the current political status, on Wednesday claimed that his mindset is on credible elections in the shortest time possible.It is for this reason, he noted, that PNC Chair Volda Lawrence led a Government delegation to meet with the Guyana Elections Commission on Friday to emphasise his Government’s interest in having early elections with a credible list.Contending that he is anxious to have elections held as quickly as possible, President Granger, nevertheless, reiterated that GECOM has the “exclusive authority” to determine its readiness.“…as soon as I hear from the Commission that it is ready – it has the resources and the staff, ballot papers are printed and all these requirements are complied with under the law – I will then consider making an announcement as soon as possible afterwards”.He went on to say, however, that “…this is not in my hands. People are calling on me and people are picketing, but I cannot do anything because I do not have the authority. I cannot go out and print ballot papers, I cannot appoint returning officers, I cannot detail where polling stations would be. These are functions given exclusively to the Elections Commission, and I don’t interfere; I don’t intrude and I cannot give instructions to the Elections Commission”.While he insists on awaiting GECOM’s advice before setting polling dates, Article 61 of the Constitution of Guyana gives him to powers to dissolve Parliament and set a date for General and Regional Elections. This point has been lamented by legal luminaries and other local stakeholders to the President but to no avail.Conveniently ignoresIn fact, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Opposition in a statement on Monday maintained that while GECOM is indeed an independent agency, it is not independent of the Constitution of Guyana.“The caretaker President conveniently ignores this fact and attempts to convey the impression that GECOM, being an independent body, can afford to ignore its obligation to comply with the Constitution of Guyana”.Moreover, the Party drew attention to the July 12, 2019, consequential orders by the CCJ, which had ruled that the No-Confidence Motion (NCM) was validly passed on December 21, 2018, saying that the Court clearly stated that: “The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has the responsibility to conduct that election and GECOM too must abide by the provisions of the Constitution”.Elections were constitutionally due since March 21, 2019 – three months after the December passage of the NCM against the current Government. However, with the legal challenges which ensued, that timeline was on pause but was subsequently reinstated after the July 18, 2019 CCJ ruling which validated the passage of the motion.Despite the constitutional timeline for early elections long expired, there is yet to be a decision as to when elections will be held. In fact, discussions in this regard are still ongoing at GECOM.However, following yet another meeting on Wednesday, it was noted that the Chairperson, (retired) Justice Claudette Singh, is expected to make a final decision on a timeframe for polls sometime today.The PPP has been contending that elections can and should be held long before the end of this year. In fact, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo made a case for this when he met with the Elections Commission last week.Meanwhile, as he awaits the Elections Commission to come up with such a timeframe, President Granger told reporters on Wednesday that he is expecting two major benchmarks from GECOM in this regard. That is, that the Commission as a whole is satisfied with the credibility of the voters’ list and secondly, that the schedule is one which is achievable.“So the second benchmark they must give me a sort of certificate of readiness and after that I’m good to go,” the Head of State posited.GECOM Chair retired Justice Claudette Singh is expected to meet with the President today to inform him of the date by which GECOM will be ready for General and Regional Elections.
Excelling at the top of his level and proving himself to be the X-factor in any batting lineup, Ershaad Ali continues to dominate at the highest level in cricket, representing the University of Guyana; and his training has now been a testament to his success.Ali was selected in the Cricket Guyana Inc franchise, but was unable to play as work commitment and injury had hindered him from so doing. However, Ali continues to play cricket for the University of Guyana, and has proven himself to be Mr Consistent, as his scores have reflected.But not only can Ali bat, he is a right-arm leg spinner who has dented innings of opposition teams as of recent. Speaking with Guyana Times Sport in an exclusive interview, Ali said his cricket this season has been very excellent compared to past seasons. The left-handed middle order batsman has made impressive scores for the season, such as the 96 against Demerara Cricket Club which has the likes of one of Guyana’s most destructive all-rounders in Christopher Barnwell.And Ali has also made 59 against Transport. For the second division tournament, he made an impressive 49 in the semifinal of the NBS 40-over tournament against DCC, but the University team crumbled under the pressure of Guyana’s best under-19 players. Even under pressure, Ali continues to show why he is still one of the better left-handed batsmen on the scene. He has said that in order to be successful at the top, one must train hard, have the right mindset to score big, and have the confidence to go out on the field and execute one’s goal.In terms of his bowling, Ali said he has taken wickets throughout the tournament, but he reflected on taking his best bowling figures of 5-34 against Muslim Youth Organisation (MYO).For Ali, whether it is batting or bowling, a player must always have confidence and back himself to win. He has showered copious praise on his coach Kenroy Joseph, disclosing that Joseph has always told him to keep training himself to bat long and build big innings. (Timothy Jaikarran)
0Shares0000Kariobangi Sharks’ Erick Kapaito against Ulinzi Stars GK Timothy Odhiambo. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYANAIROBI, Kenya, Sep 23 – For the second season in a row, Kariobangi Sharks reached the finals of the SportPesa Shield following their 4-1 victory over Ulinzi Stars in the first semi-final hosted at the Moi International Sports Center Kasarani on Sunday.Duke Abuya opened the scoring four minutes after kick-off before Shaphan Oyugi added the second while Erick Kapiato notched a brace. Ulinzi got a consolation from in stoppage time from Cliff Kasuti. Sharks will meet Sofapaka, the 2014 champions who bundled out defending champions AFC Leopards on a 1-0 score-line.Kariobangi Sharks players celebrating. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYASharks will be looking to go one better and clinch their first ever Shield title that will guarantee them a slot at next year’s CAF Confederation Cup.Former Mathare United winger Harrison Mwendwa was the chief orchestrator, handing the Ulinzi Stars midfielder a hard time as he provided the first assist, setting up Abuya with a low cross to tap in far post.Mwendwa was at it again, this time swinging a cross to find Oyugi who in-turn beat Ulinzi shot-stopper Timothy Odhiambo to double the lead.Ulinzi Stars players disappointed after being bundled out of Shield by Sharks. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAThe soldiers found themselves trailing three goals down after deadly striker Kapaito capitalized on defensive blunder to punish Ulinzi in the 19th minute as Sharks comfortably led 3-0 at the interval.The second half was even better for Sharks who completely shut Ulinzi’s midfield with Kapaito Kapaito completing his brace through a well measured cross inside the box.Substitute Kasuti handed Ulinzi a consolation goal in the 90th minute after Elvis Nandwa’s shot hit the woodwork for Kasuti to connect the rebound.The loss crashed Ulinzi’s hopes of returning to the Shield final for the first time since 2016 when they lost to Tusker FC 1-0.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
One of those options appears to be a return to Atletico, who Costa played for before joining Chelsea in 2014 and a club which remains close to the Brazilian-born striker’s heart.Atletico recently lost an appeal against a FIFA-imposed sanction which means that, while they can still buy players this summer, the Spanish outfit will not be able to register or play them until January.With next year’s World Cup finals in mind, that may put players off joining the Rojiblancos ahead of the new season, but Costa does not see it preventing him from returning to the club..He added: “I have a contract with Chelsea for two years. If they decide to sell me I will search for the best choice of team for me.“Atletico are among those teams. Signing for Atletico wouldn’t mean not playing, I could go [on loan] to some team in Spain, in Italy, in Brazil…wherever I can continue playing.“Everyone knows that Atletico is a club that I have a lot of love for. Regardless of if I return or not, I’m always going to continue loving them.“Now we have to wait to see how things turn out.”A move to the Chinese Super League is not in Costa’s plans, however, with the former Real Valladolid forward adding: “I rule out China, I have to think about my future. I have to think about the World Cup. If I fight and I do things well I’ll have every chance of going to the World Cup. I cannot go to China.” 2 2 Diego Costa has been told he can leave Chelsea Diego Costa admits he sees no point in trying to fight for a future at Chelsea if he is not wanted, insisting he has plenty of options – including a return to Atletico Madrid.Costa claimed last week that Chelsea boss Antonio Conte had informed him via text message that he was not part of the Italian’s future plans at Stamford Bridge.READ MORE: Diego Costa BOMBSHELL: ‘Antonio Conte has told me he does not want me at Chelsea’That came at the end of a season when Costa scored 26 goals in 46 games for the Premier League champions, but which also saw persistent speculation about the Spain striker’s future – with a possible switch to China being widely mooted.The 28-year-old has now ruled out any chance of moving to the Far East as he does not want to jeopardise his World Cup hopes, but he also concedes that trying to stay and fight for a starting place at Chelsea – with whom he has a contract until 2019 – is a waste of time.After scoring in Spain’s 2-1 World Cup qualifying win over Macedonia, Costa told the Spanish media: “Things don’t work like that. The fight for a place has to be fair.“When there is a fair fight you stay and fight but if there isn’t then you have to go.”Chelsea have been linked with a move for former striker Romelu Lukaku from Everton, and Costa accepts that Conte might want to move him on in order to bring in a new first-choice centre-forward.However, he also suggested that things could have been handled differently.Costa said: “You need to ask Conte what has happened, he’s the coach and if he has the option of signing someone else and doesn’t want to have problems with a senior player then that’s normal.“But there are ways of saying things, ways of doing things.“Thanks to God I’m not lacking teams [to join]. If Chelsea don’t want me I will choose the best option for me.”