Blake lights up MVP meet – Drops ‘Beast’ nickname, relieved after injury setbacks

first_img School record “First and foremost, I must give God thanks. He has been present in my life and has changed my life over the past weeks, and I have gotten rid of that name the ‘Beast’. I am happy for the win as I came out and delivered and it is like a heavy load has been lifted off my head,” Blake said after his run. “While warming up before the race, I felt very good, and I am extremely happy with my first outing. This is a big step for me, and I can say Yohan is back,” Blake declared. Earlier, Blake had teamed up with Weir, St Kitts and Nevis’ Jason Rodgers, and Michael Frater to win the Open 4x100m for Racers in a zippy 38.45 seconds. Annsert Whyte effortlessly clocked a season best 49.39 seconds in winning his men’s 400m hurdles event – the fastest time for the night in the event. Javarn Gallimore was next best in 50.09 seconds, while Ricardo Cunningham of Cameron Blazers Track Club, who was running the event for the second time in his career, won his section in 50.28 seconds for the third fastest time overall. Racers-based Antiguan Miguel Francis delivered big time in copping the men’s 200m event with a 20.11 seconds clocking, getting the better of Sprintec’s Oshane Bailey, 20.42, with 400m specialist Javon Francis of Akan Track Club finishing third in 20.54 seconds. MVP’s Jonia McDonald continued to show improvements in the 400m as, competing in the final heat, he cruised to victory in 46.32 seconds for the fastest time, overall, with Peter Matthews finishing second in 46.38 seconds ahead of Josef Robertson, 46.45. Making his debut in the one-lap event this season, outstanding Junior Jaheel Hyde won his heat in 46.66 seconds to be fourth overall, Former world 100m champion Yohan Blake sent out an early message to his rivals when he stole the spotlight at the MVP Track and Field meet inside the National Stadium on Saturday night. Blake seemed to be nearing his best after years of injury setbacks as he gave the fair-sized crowd something to talk about, stopping the clock in a world leading 9.95 seconds to win his 100m heat. After seeing his training partner at Racers Track Club, Warren Weir, posting 10.07 seconds to win his 100m race in the previous heat, Blake settled in his blocks in front of an anxious crowd inside the venue. The sprinter caught up to the field in the early part of the race then burst away from the pack to score an impressive win ahead of Sprintec’s Rasheed Dwyer and High Performance Training Centre’s Zharnel Hughes, who both clocked 10.10 seconds. Delivered Kingston College, Calabar, and Jamaica College warmed up for next weekend’s Penn Relays in impressive style as all three teams went under 40 seconds in the 4x100m relay, with Kingston College leading the way. The quartet of Shivnarine Smalling, Akeem Bloomfield, Jhevaughn Matherson and Tyrese Bryan finished second behind Racers in 39.52 seconds, the fastest time by a schoolboy team this year and a Kingston College school record. Calabar were third in 39.60 seconds, while Jamaica College were fourth in 39.77 seconds. On the female side, it was Sprintec’s Ronda Whyte who stole the show with a big personal best in the women’s 400m hurdles. Whyte was at her best as she turned back a strong field to win the event in 55.58 seconds to be the top Jamaican female in the event so far this season. Trailing her in second was training partner at Sprintec, Ristananna Tracey, 56.04, and her sister, Nikita Tracey, 56.33, of MVP Track Club. World Championships 400m bronze medallist Shericka Jackson, 52.10, topped the field in the women’s 400m, getting the better of Namibia’s Herunga Tjipekapora, 52.81, and Dawnalee Loney, 53.14.last_img read more

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Pacers’ Evans to sit out game after being late for practice

first_imgMOST READ Cousins ejected while sitting on Warriors bench vs Knicks 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIEScenter_img Evans has averaged 3.6 points and 21.2 minutes in five games this season, his first with the Pacers and 11th in the NBA. He also has played for Sacramento, New Orleans and Memphis.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Brooklyn Nets guard Spencer Dinwiddie, right, collides with Indiana Pacers guard Tyreke Evans in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, in Indianapolis. Indiana won 132-112. (AP Photo/R Brent Smith)INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana guard Tyreke Evans will sit out the Pacers’ game Saturday night at Cleveland because of a violation of team rules.“I was late for practice,” Evans said in a tweet posted by the team Friday. “This is the most professional and team-oriented organization I have been with in my career. They deserve my best every day and I am disappointed in myself for causing a distraction that prevents me from being able to help my team tomorrow. I will do better.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumlast_img read more

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“How not to be corrupt”

first_imgDear Editor,I have read with keen interest and saw the Evening News and I am convinced that the malicious and vitriolic attack on Gobin Harbhajan is meant to silence him in his fight against corruption perpetrated by officials and other members of the Alliance For Change (AFC). However, he would not have been the first AFC member to experience this dirty display of venomous discharge, others were described as ‘rogues’.However, it is the first time the AFC has dispensed any sort of decorum, tact or diplomacy in dealing with members who have dared to expose cronyism and corruption which have infested the party, more so after the coalition assumed office in 2015. Since then, we have seen the exodus of many high-ranking members and the disintegration of the AFC’s Canada Chapter all due to the fact that the AFC leaders have miserably failed to live up to their founding principles and their promise to eradicate corruption.AFC’s Abel Seetaram’s attempt at the Region Six Agriculture Expo to besmirch the character of Harbhajan and to tempt him to act outside of the law failed miserably.This personal attack on Harbhajan by the cohorts of AFC officials started a long time ago and much effort was expended by this same group to ensure that Harbhajan did not become a member of the National Executive of the AFC since that would have given him more power to fight corruption, but they underestimated the tenacity of the man. When a person is totally committed to a cause, corrupt people will be unable to disrupt him from that anti-corruption crusade he has undertaken.The Prime Minister’s regional office is an important one in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) and it is the only ray of light through which people can get things done in Region Six which has become so depressed economically and socially and the regional representative has impartially and objectively carried out his functions, never seeking personal favours and gains. It is time that AFC officials and their cohorts take a page from Harbhajan’s book on “how not to be corrupt”.Yours sincerely,Rohit Persaudlast_img read more

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Devolve Senate into One Committee, Two Senators Urge To Intensify Anti-Ebola Fight

first_imgLofa and Rivercess County  Senators, George T. Tengbeh and Dallas A.V. Gueh, have suggested that the plenary of the Senate devolve into a single committee to address issues relating to the fight against the Ebola virus disease.According to the communication authored by the two Senators, “Our  suggestion in no way suggests  that we do not need the various committees to do their work, but the sole purpose of the state of emergency is for the Liberian Senate to provide rigorous oversight in its quest to defeat the virus.”The lawmakers reminded their colleagues that despite the intervention of government and the international community in the fight of Ebola, “there are still lapses and challenges, such as the continued suspension of health workers despite the shortage of manpower in that area.”The Senators further made reference to the threat of strike action by health workers for pay and improved working conditions; while according to them, patients are threatening to leave the Ebola Treatment Units (ETU), because of hunger and the lack of adequate medical care.Despite massive international interventions, the lawmakers charged, the virus is still spreading exponentially, while they believe the task force response to death (for testing) and the sick (for transportation) to isolation centers is disappointingly slow.“We are of the strong conviction that a strong oversight in this fight will go a long way in curbing the rise and exportation of this disease. As such, we further suggest that the Senate be briefed weekly, when we are presented with where we are succeeding and areas that are still posing challenges in this fight.  This will enable us find a workable strategy that will ensure success.”In the debate that followed, Bomi County Senator Sando Dazoe Johnson  placed the difficulty in containing the Ebola epidemic on the shoulders of Health Minister Dr. Walter Gwenigale. Senator Johnson appealed to President of the Senate, Vice President Joseph N. Boakai, who presided at yesterday’s sitting, to appeal to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to ask Minister Gwenigale to reinstate the two dismissed health workers’ leaders.In even stronger language, Bong County Senator Henry W. Yallah lamented that because of the attitude of the Senate to take decisive actions on some important issues, he sometimes finds it difficult to come to plenary.“Our colleagues have two major issues in their communication, such as the constitution of the Senate into one single committee to approach the Ebola issue, and the issue of the Executive Branch of government’s unwillingness to implement decisions emanating from the Senate against senior members of the executive.”It was then decided that the communication, like all others that contain Ebola-related issues, be sent to the Committee on Health, chaired by Senator Peter Coleman,  for further deliberation with a final report to the plenary on Thursday.In a related development, Senator Coleman yesterday informed the Senate that Health Minister Dr. Gwenigale will appear before his committee today to discuss several issues relating to the Ebola fight.­­ Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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MOJ Probes Sheriff Williams for Missing US$33K Check

first_imgBarely a day after GN Bank, previously First Bank International (FIB), produced evidence establishing that Major Helena Williams, Chief Sheriff at the National Labor Court, cashed a US$33K check, the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) has begun investigating the matter, the Daily Observer has reliably learnt.Sheriff Williams is an employee of the Ministry of Justice assigned at the court.The US$33K check was intended as the final payment on an amount of US$240K owed former Baptist Theology Seminary President Dr. Lincoln Brownell. The seminary was shut down by Judge Comfort Natt who was under the impression that the seminary had failed to settle its debt to Dr. Brownell as prescribed by the court whereas the US$33K payment, according to evidence from GN Bank, was received and signed for by the Sheriff of the court, Major Helena Williams.The source further informed this paper that Sheriff Williams allegedly denied any knowledge of the encashment of the check during her investigation and reportedly argued that her signature was forged by the bank.Although Sheriff Williams denied the allegation, documents in possession of this paper reveal the ID card used by her to encash check #000486814 dated February 13, 2014.It remains unclear whether or not Judge Natt had any idea about her sheriff’s involvement and subsequent denial in the matter. Judge Natt still maintains Williams as the court’s Chief Sheriff.Despite Williams continued denial, the bank remains supportive through their communication with the court.A copy of the bank’s communication, under the reference “Confirmation of Check Paid Ricks Institute Operational Account,” is with the Daily Observer.Dated June 15, 2016, the letter reads, “This letter along with the attached bank statement and cancelled check are being submitted as confirmation of the February 14, 2014, encashment of the check number#000486814 on Ricks Institute’s Operational Account number 05, 112, 050297-01 with First International Bank (Liberia) (FIB) issued to Helena N. Williams in the amount of US$33,000.”It continued, “The check in question was cashed by Ms. Williams at the bank’s Main Branch on Broad Street, Monrovia, Liberia” and concluded by saying, “We trust that this information adequately serves the purpose intended.”Justice in Chamber Associate Justice Jamesetta Wolokollie was thus compelled to mandate Judge Comfort S. Natt of the National Labor Court to immediately reopen the seminary which the judge had shut down for over two days.Justice Wolokollie’s action was based on evidence from GN Bank that the US$33K was received and signed for by Major Williams.The Sheriff’s role in the matter is being investigated, with her suspension as one of the possible outcomes.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Jagdeo calls for Minister Patterson’s brother to be investigated

first_img– Minister promises not to influence the outcome of the caseGiven recent reports that the brother of Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson was charged in Grenada for trafficking narcotics, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has suggested that Government launch an investigation to determine whether he was given certain privileges here.Derrick Patterson at court on Monday (Photo by The New Today)Jagdeo was responding to a question posed to him in relation to whether the brother of the Public Infrastructure Minister should be investigated. It was explained that relatives of Ministers and other top Government officials are usually given special privileges when travelling.“This is what the Government should launch a full investigation into. Since this is a clean Government that does not tolerate drug dealing,” the former Head of State told the local media.Derrick Patterson, the younger brother of Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson, was arrested by Grenadian Police and arraigned in court on charges of cocaine trafficking.According to reports from The New Today, a Grenadian news agency, Patterson was remanded to Grenada’s Richmond Hill Her Majesty’s Prison after appearing in court before Chief Magistrate Tamara Gill at the St George’s Number One Magistrate’s Court on Monday.It is understood that Patterson was charged with trafficking a controlled drug; a total of 2.325kg of cocaine, with an approximate street value of $232,500, that was found in his possession on May 2.Jagdeo noted that questions about whether the coalition’s campaign for the May 2015 General and Regional Elections was financed by drug money are ones that will have to be answered.“These are the same people who accused the PPP of being in bed with drug dealers, they have it right in their own home…what are they going to say now?” he said in relation to Patterson’s brother’s arrest.While Jagdeo did not call for Patterson’s resignation because of his brother’s actions, he recalled that Rashleigh Jackson, a former Government Minister resigned when his son was busted with drugs.However, he added that there are grounds for a call for his resignation based on his actions at the Public Infrastructure Ministry.Jagdeo also noted too that news of Patterson’s arrest did not come to light locally until weeks after the fact. “This came up almost three weeks after it happened…this incident happened since May 2,” he said.ShockedMeanwhile, Minister Patterson finally broke his silence on the matter on Thursday evening in a post on social media. The Minister said members of his family were shocked to learn of his brother’s arrest.“My mother, my sisters and I are deeply distressed and concerned and are anxious to learn the full details of this unpleasant development,” he stated.He continued, “Our position is that Derrick is a matured adult of 47 years and he must bear full responsibility for the consequences of his actions. Neither I nor any other member of my family can take responsibility for his own, deliberate actions.”Patterson said while his family hold out hope that there may have been a mistake, “he must face the consequences if he is found guilty in a court of law. We have no reason to believe that he will not be treated fairly by the Grenadian legal system.”Further, the Minister said he and his family will give him all the support they legally can, but we will not condone any proven illegal conduct.“As a Minister of Government, I would like to assure the Guyanese public that I have not and will not attempt to influence the outcome of these serious allegations made against my brother in any way whatsoever.”last_img read more

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Security guard allegedly stabbed to death by brother-in-law

first_imgThe body of a security officer attached to the Sentinel Security Service was on Tuesday morning found dead with two suspected stab wounds to his body in a clump of bushes at Stanleytown, New Amsterdam.Dead: Security officer Nkomo LaRoseThe dead man has been identified as 29-year-old Nkomo LaRose, also known as “Komo”, of Lot 54 Stanleytown, New Amsterdam. At the time of the discovery, his body was lying face down in a trench.His body was discovered at about 06:30h. The man’s reputed wife, Asha Bailey, told Guyana Times that the family believed the murder was committed by her brother with whom LaRose had an argument on Monday evening. The suspect, she added, lives with them.She recalled that on Monday evening, her reputed husband and the suspect were imbibing on the street in front of their home when an argument broke out. The argument was over the suspect’s girlfriend.She explained that her brother, Jermaine Bailey (the suspect) was in a relationship with another woman who has two children for him but he was also friending his current girlfriend, called “Not a Girl”.“They were arguing over a girl Jermaine does going around. The girl reach “Komo” and tell “Komo” all kind of things about Jermaine, and he tell Jermaine to ease the girl completely and that is how they start arguing,” she explained.The aggrieved woman stated after the argument prolonged, so she picked up the bottle of alcohol and threw it away. This she added did not stop the two men from arguing. “Dem start to threaten to kill each other and it was then I called the Police,” she noted.The Police took some time to respond to the report and as such, the woman decided to go to the Police station. The men, she noted, armed themselves with a cutlass and a knife.“I leave to go to the station and same time I see the patrol passing and I stop them and send them in the street thinking that it would have finished but it de still going on…”The mother of two related that the Police ranks spoke with the men and left. At the same time, she left the home and went to her grandmother’s home which is about half-mile away.Meanwhile, Silvya Moolyneaux, the dead man’s grandmother-in-law, related that she was informed by a neighbour that a body was lying in the drain, a short distance from her home. While on her way to the scene, she was told that it was her son-in-law.She explained that the suspect, who is also her grandson, visited her home at about 02:00h on Tuesday morning. Upon enquiring about the reason for his visit at that time in the morning, she was told that he came to kill his sister.At the time he was carrying two knives. “I say ‘Out the yard! Outside, don’t murder nobody in here. The gate was locked and I am not sure if he jump the gate or the fence,” the elderly woman stated. Her granddaughter, she added, was asleep.It is believed that the now dead man was on his way to meet his reputed wife when he was confronted by the suspect and stabbed.The suspect is known to Police since he has served a lengthy jail sentence. He was reportedly seen on Tuesday morning, a short distance from where LaRose’s body was found. Police have launched a manhunt for him.last_img read more

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ANOTHER beauty from Man United graduate – the best one yet?

first_img Paul Pogba scores against Sassuolo Does Paul Pogba ever score a ‘rubbish’ goal?His latest belting effort (against Sassuolo) helped Juventus edge closer to a fourth straight Serie A crown, and prompted us to ponder if the former Man United midfielder ever scuffs in a lucky finish.CHECK OUT PAUL POGBA’S LATEST STUNNING GOAL HERE Juve are now 11 points clear of second-placed Roma, no thanks to Pogba, but which is his best goal for the Old Lady?Goal v UdineseGoal v NapoliGoal v ChievoGoal v VeronaGoal v Napoli 1center_img Have we missed any out? Keep up to date with the latest Paul Pogba news herelast_img read more

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UNRAVELLING THE MYSTERY OF THE 1942 MURDER OF GERTUDE CANNING

first_imgTHE FAMILY of a Donegal woman who died in tragic circumstances during the Second World War are appealing in Britain for help to find out more about the person she was.On a bright, sunny day in 1942 Gertrude Canning, dressed smartly in her Women’s Royal Naval Service (WRNS) uniform, made her way to Inveraray in Scotland to post a letter to her family in Lifford.When the letter arrived in her home county of Donegal two days later the 20-year-old was the subject of a missing person’s investigation. Three days later she was found dead – she had been shot four times. Now 69 years later her nephew Joe Canning, together with other relatives, are trying to piece together more about their favourite aunt’s life after she left Ireland.After visiting the spot where she was found and looking through police records Mr Canning contacted the Local History Society in Redditch, 15 miles south of Birmingham, for help after discovering she used to work at a hotel in the town before joining the Wrens and moving to Scotland.Last year family members Liam, Tommy and Joe Canning, travelled to Scotland to pay their respects to their aunt.They wanted to find out more about her time after she left Ireland and after discovering she worked for a period in Redditch called the Redditch Local History Society. Anthony Green, from the society, said: “From the information the family was able to give us, we concluded that the hotel she worked in was the Foxlydiate Hotel.“As part of our preparation for our exhibition, a young history graduate, Dan Hume, was able to pinpoint an article in the Redditch Indicator for July 18 1942 which repeated the story of her death in Scotland.“It added that she became a barmaid at the Foxlydiate Hotel after leaving a hotel in Shropshire and that she was a popular member of staff who was responsible and quiet in nature and not known to have a single enemy.”Mr Green added: “It is quite possible that there is someone reading this who remembers Gertrude, knows of her or may even have a photograph.“The family is anxious to find out all they can so if anyone has any information, please get in touch.” A local newspaper article from July 18 1942, reported her death in Scotland and stated she was a popular member of staff, quiet in nature without a single enemy and before she left for Scotland was presented with a sum of £17 19s.Mr Green said the sum was a substantial amount for the time showing how well she was liked in the town and appealed for anyone who may have known her, or has a photograph of her, to get in touch.Anyone with information should contact Anthony Green on 00441527 61434 or Derek Coombes on 00441527 404365 or e-mail contact@redditchhistory.org.uk.The full story of Gertrude Canning will be on display at the group’s Redditch during the Second World War exhibition at Forge Mill Needle Museum in March and April. Her killer was never found.UNRAVELLING THE MYSTERY OF THE 1942 MURDER OF GERTUDE CANNING was last modified: February 11th, 2011 by gregShare 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)last_img read more

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PUPS LEFT TO DIE AT SIDE OF ROAD ARE READY FOR NEW HOMES!

first_imgThe pups are fit and healthy today after being dumped to die just a month ago.Just a month ago these five beautiful puppies were only hours from death.The five Labrador-cross pups were thrown into a box and abandoned at the side of a road in Ballybofey.The little dogs were just a week old and would have died but for the kindness and quick-thinking of the person who came across them. The pups were brought to the Donegal Pet Rescue Centre who made an appeal for a foster bitch mother to look after the pups.The pups just hours after they were found abandoned.The group successfully found a wonderful mother and this picture is proof that the pups have been thriving ever since.The pups have been nursed back to health and are ready to go to new homes.Ryan McCauley of DPR said the pups are all in a very healthy condition and will make perfect pets for some lucky families. “These guys were close to death. It’s so hard to imagine that anyone can still just abandon a litter of pups like this.“Luckily this person acted quickly and contacted our helpline and we managed to get a good foster mother for the pups.“All you have to do is to look at the picture to see what a wonderful job she has done,” he said.If you ever thought on adopting a dog well I think these little fellows deserve the chance to a better start in life.If you would like to meet any off these gorgeous puppies with a view to giving them a forever new home and a second chance after a horrible start please call there foster mum Emma on 0749155933 PUPS LEFT TO DIE AT SIDE OF ROAD ARE READY FOR NEW HOMES! was last modified: November 29th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:BallybofeyDonegal Pet Rescuepupslast_img read more

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