Mature Russell unfazed by Beijing’s big stage

first_img ‘very pleased’ BEIJING, China: Competing at her first World Championships, Commonwealth Games bronze-medal winner Janieve Russell has looked the part, showing composure and confidence as she booked her spot in tomorrow’s women’s 400 metres hurdles final. Russell came close to her personal-best 54.75, and seemed to have a lot in reserve, as she crossed the line in 54.78 to finish second to World Champion and gold-medal favourite Zuzana Hejnova, 54.24, with Meghan Beesley, 55.41, taking third. The University of Technology student came off the corner in good shape and held her form, staying close to Hejnova the whole time and showing impressive maturity in her execution of the race. “It feels pretty good, and I’m very excited,” she said. “The aim was to make all three rounds, and I’m glad I accomplished that goal. Hopefully, I can get a personal best in the final, if not a medal. If that doesn’t happen, I will still be happy since it’s my first World Championships. “The Commonwealth Games certainly broadened my experience because the field is as good as the championships, because you are going against all seniors who have been to the Olympics and World Championships. So this has helped me to learn the pace and be more confident,” added Russell. “I am very pleased. It’s very close to my personal best, which is why I say that in the final, I’m sure that I can do very well and come out with a personal best. So I’m really excited right now,” she added. The former Holmwood Technical standout also pointed out that having Hejnova in her semi-final did not affect her either way. “Having her (Hejnova) did not affect me at all. I went out there telling myself that we all trained hard throughout the season; it’s about who wanted it the most, and I just went out there with guts and heart,” Russell said. The women’s 400m hurdles final is set for tomorrow at 8:10 p.m. (7:10 p.m. local time), and will also see Kaliese Spencer’s involvement. – A.L.last_img read more


first_imgPride beat Red Force by three wicketsPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC):Barbados Pride defeated Trinidad and Tobago Red Force by three wickets in their final-round game in the Regional Super50 at Queen’s Park Oval yesterday.Scores:RED FORCE 226 all out off 50 overs (Darren Bravo 82, Denesh Ramdin 57, Kjorn Ottley 38; Jason Holder 4-35)PRIDE 227 for seven off 48 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 48, Jonathan Carter 31, Jason Holder 25; Rayad Emrit 3-45)Volcanoes beat Hurricanes by five runsBASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC):Windward Islands Volcanoes defeated Leeward Islands Hurricanes by five runs in their final-round, Group B game of the Regional Super50 at St Paul’s Sports Complex.Scores:VOLCANOES 243 for six off 49 overs (Sunil Ambris 74, Andre Fletcher 42, Tyrone Theophile 35, Kyle Mayers 30; Daron Cruickshank 2-47)HURRICANES 238 for nine off 49 overs (Orlando Peters 77, Nkrumah Bonner 35, Sherwin Peters 32; Delorn Johnson 3-36, Mervin Mathew 2-56). Resultslast_img read more

Melton ruled out for the rest of PBA PH Cup Finals

first_imgScarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters MOST READ Magnolia’s injury woes aren’t just in the frontcourt as point guard Justin Melton is set to miss the remainder of the PBA Philippine Cup finals against defending champion San Miguel.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 LATEST STORIES View comments Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Shot at history keeps Lassiter, Beermen hungry In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Magnolia head coach Chito Victolero said Friday that Melton will need to rest “three to four weeks” due a hamstring injury the point guard sustained in the semifinals series against NLEX.Melton joins power forward Marc Pingris in the team’s injury list as the Hotshots try to break the 1-1 tie in the championship round.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 crownVictolero said Melton’s absence wills “very much affect” his guard rotation as they try to keep up with San Miguel’s backcourt tandem of Chris Ross and Alex Cabagnot.Melton only played in Game 1, logging five minutes and tallying just one assist and one steal. “Justin was a big part of our guard rotation and besides he is one of my best perimeter defenders so our guard rotation was really affected,” said Victolero who is coaching in his first championship series.Melton was part of the Magnolia team, then known as the San Mig Coffee Mixers, that completed the 2014 Grand Slam.“Justin is also a veteran and he know how to play in a championship series,” said Victolero.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerismlast_img read more

PPP/C has always been a multi-racial party

first_imgDear Editor,The mammoth Albion rally was what Berbicians needed not only to invigorate and energise them but to provide that shining light of hope in their moments of despair and acute sufferings. The behemoth collection of PPP/C supporters punctuated very short intervals with “Granger must go! The coalition must go! Vote them out!” The refrain was unending and reverberated loudly in the atmosphere at Albion.However, the PPP/C’s Prime Ministerial Candidate Brigadier (Retired) Mark Phillips’ quick march to the podium and his incisive and assertive delivery made it clear to all that he had come home to return his country on the path to progress! He had come back to send an unequivocal message to Harmon and the PNC that the PPP/C is a party for all the races – all the people of Guyana! Not only Afro-Guyanese! This energetic speech made me traverse back in time.At Buxton, Joseph Harmon made a most disparaging and disrespectful remark not only to Brigadier Mark Phillips but to all those Guyanese whose constitutional right it is to choose a political party of his/her choice, when he scornfully declared that, “It is really a contemptuous act on the part of the PPP that says ‘look once you put up a Black face deh, Black people are going to vote for you…No way, no way, no way, I say, no way, I say, no way.”He further referred to Jagdeo’s call for inclusivity of all races as a “contemptuous statement”. If Harmon’s reasoning is deemed to be correct then his Government has wasted billions of dollars in the Social Cohesion Ministry since he seems to believe that Blacks belong to his party, the PNC. I wish for Harmon to go back to the formation of the PPP and he will learn that the PPP was formed by both Afro- and Indo-Guyanese but it was the greed for power which caused one of its founders to split from the PPP in 1955.In 1954, a British parliamentary fact-finding mission found that Burnham’s whole political approach was opportunistic and he made several failed attempts to hijack the PPP’s leadership. He finally engineered a split in 1955 but continued to call his faction the PPP until 1957 when he officially launched the People’s National Congress (PNC).However, even Burnham’s close friend RBO Hart wrote in the then Guiana Graphic on February 20, 1955, one week after the split that, “Burnham now emerges as a racial and sectional leader. He leads the African section of the population rather more than less. Jagan has greater claims to being called a national leader, since in any showdown, Jagan will get 10 times as many following him, as Burnham will get Indians”. The PNC never changed and if any party is guilty of tokenism then it should not be the PPP!History will attest that the PPP was never formed for Indians. It was formed for all Guyanese but Burnham formed the PNC primarily to capture the Black votes. This was dictated by the USA and Britain’s desire to topple the PPP Government since they knew of Burnham’s greed for power. It is a mark of willful deceit that Harmon ignores his party’s history but that is how the PNC operates. These people are giving a new and ignominious meaning to ‘honesty and decency’.Therefore, Brigadier Phillips has gone back to his roots where Black people have been an integral and inherent of that root – the PPP! All races are always welcomed to the PPP/C! He asked a pertinent question: How will Harmon address the non Afro-Guyanese in the PNC? He can go back to Dr Latchmansingh and Jai Narine Singh in 1955 and work forward!In closing, I would wish for Harmon to call Volda Lawrence’s statement ‘contemptuous’ when she had sought to explain her discriminatory statement about giving jobs to only PNC people. An issued statement said that “The Chairman stated that we must bring in everyone in whether they looked like her or not”. What sayest thou Harmon?Yours sincerely,Haseef Yusuflast_img read more

Minister of State hands over vehicles for GL&SC regional office

first_imgMinister of State Joseph Harmon on Wednesday handed over four vehicles to the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission’s (GL&SC) regional offices. The handover was made at the Commission’s general staff meeting held on theMinister of State Joseph Harmon presents the keys of the vehicles that were handed over to the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission regional officers in Region Ninegrounds of the GL&SC Headquarters in D’Urban Backlands, Georgetown.As part of the 2017 Budget allocation, the Minister handed over two Honda All-terrain vehicles (ATV) for the offices in Region One (Barima-Waini) and Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), as well as two Toyota Land Cruisers for the offices in Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) and Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo). The vehicles will be used to aid in the work of the Commission for land administration, monitoring, and enforcement.“I’m extremely proud of the work that is being done by the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission… I believe that good work is being done here and quality work is being done here,” Minister Harmon was quoted by the Department of Public Information (DPI) as saying.Minister Harmon also encouraged the staff to continue to exemplify of the value of hard work to other departments in the Government. “Lands and Surveys Commission must be one of the shining examples in Government as to how, with a dedicated work force, you can turn around an entity in a very short space of time. So, I want to congratulate all of you for that and for being that shining light in Government,” he said.The programme featured holiday performances from the GL&SC staff as well as presentations of the Managers’ Reports from the Commission’s Finance and Surveys Divisions, and Human Resource and Land Administrations.last_img read more

Rehabilitative works yet to commence

first_imgStabroek Market Wharf…current operation unfeasible – vendorsReconstruction of the Stabroek Market Wharf, which has been in a deplorable state for quite some time is yet to begin.A burnt section of the Stabroek Market WharfThe wharf, which has been in a deplorable state for many years, was cordoned off last year to facilitate rehabilitative works but no work commenced. On November 20, 2018, stall holders who were still operating at the wharf were forced to evacuate as the facility caught fire.When contacted on Monday about the delays of the rehabilitation project, Public Infrastructure Minister, David Patterson in a brief interview with this publication revealed that the project has already been tendered which will see works beginning later this year.“The contract for the design and the redesign of it has been awarded. It’s under the PPP and the UK funding. I can’t recall who won it but the design is being done as we speak. If all goes well I would expect work to begin sometime this year but it has been awarded since last year so sometime this year we will expect work to begin,” he said.Several vendors were moved to tears in September 2018 as they were greeted by City Hall workers barricading the area. The vendors were later relocated to the route 42 Grove/Diamond minibus park where they have been functioning since earlier this year.Some of the stalls which remained unopened on Monday morningThe Council had decided at a previous statutory meeting that the vendors would have to construct their own stalls as one would cost $400,000.Former Town Clerk, Royston King had told the media that those vendors will have to spend at least two years on the bus park before the rehabilitative works at the wharf are completed.UnfeasibleMeanwhile, scores of vendors who are now plying their trades at the route 42 bus park are calling for the waterfront to be rehabilitated as soon as possible, since sales are plummeting.Speaking with Guyana Times on Monday, one vendor, Yvonne Smith said she was retailing goods at the wharf prior to the move initiated by the Georgetown Mayor and City Council.However, since the completion of the brand-new stalls, there has been a scanty population of persons who have opened their businesses. This is because of the downward spiralling of their livelihoods due to the lack of market for the goods and persons preferring to go elsewhere at the market square to purchase items.“They killing we here. I used to sell at the back by the wharf and we used to do good and now people stop coming as much as they used to. We come out here and not only the sales bad, but it get other things that we worried about,” said Smith.Her other worries referred to the state of the surroundings, which is not in keeping with that of a marketplace. Some persons were paying people to remove the garbage but it is being dumped in close proximity to the area. Adding to that, they are cleaning these environs without any water supply.“The condition of the market here is really rough. It is dirty and people sleeping here. They pay people to move the garbage and they bring it right back here. There’s no water around. We don’t have any water to wash around before we start selling so we have to pay people to bring couple buckets with water so that we can make the place look good,” Smith stated.According to Smith, the other vendors and herself were making better profits at the wharf when compared to the new location. She believes it is too clustered and many persons are not willing to enter the area.“Just a few of us come out here but now we thinking that the wharf was better and they should try to fix it because nothing is doing over there. They tell us we might be here for two year but almost a year up and nothing is being done.”Since June of 2016, it was reported that former Town Clerk Royston King had declared the commencement of works at the wharf.At that time, the budget for the complete refurbishing of the wharf was pegged at some $400 million. Over the years, over 300 merchants were situated at the wharf but this number has been reduced to just over 80.last_img read more

Santa Clarita Calendar

first_imgHealth lecture on “Colo-rectal Cancer and the Importance of Screening,” 1-2 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-9444. “Zorro” discussion group will meet, 2:30 p.m. in the Library Public Gallery at College of the Canyons, 26455 Rockwell Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 362-3362. Relay for Life team captain meeting, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Adult Health Center, 22903 Soledad Canyon Road, Santa Clarita. Call Laura Scott at (661) 296-0081. Beverly Hillbillies Bible study, 7:30 p.m. in the library at Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 297-3783. Open auditions for “Meshuggah-Nuns!” 7-9 p.m. at the Canyon Theatre Guild, 24242 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call (661) 799-2700. Evening of Remembrance, 7:15-8:30 in the Youth Grove at Central Park, 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 255-4956. Santa Clarita Sunrise Rotary Club will meet, 7:10 a.m. at IHOP, 24737 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 250-1023. Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club will meet, 12:10 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-7701. Santa Clarita Valley-Newhall Optimist Club will meet, 7 p.m. at La Rumba, 27600 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 252-7313.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! TODAY “Zorro” discussion, noon in the Century Room at City Hall, 23920 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 259-2489. SCV Macintosh Users Group will meet, 7 p.m. at Rogers Systems, 25030 W. Avenue Tibbetts, Valencia. Call (661) 250-4149. Lions Club-Castaic will meet, 7:15 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-8677. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsNonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Runners Club will work out, 6:15 p.m. at the College of the Canyons track, 26455 N. Rockwell Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821. Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club will offer an intermediate class, 7-9 p.m. in Rooms A1 and 2 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 252-2210 or (661) 255-0463. Barbershop Harmony Singers will rehearse, 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6109. WEDNESDAY last_img read more

Ex-West Ham star warns Manuel Pellegrini about ‘having a go’ at fans

first_img“The goals they have conceded against Bournemouth were so sloppy and he doesn’t know his best team.“To start three players in the first game, and then totally leave them out of the squad for the next game is a little bit bizarre.“I think Manuel Pellegrini has got to be a little bit careful with what he says, after two games coming out and talking about the supporters. 2 gameday REVEALED smart causal ALTERED A full capacity London Stadium soon emptied as soon as the Hammers’ performance levels dropped England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won But, after being thrashed by Liverpool on the opening weekend, Hammers fans were understandably disappointed to have seen their side throw away a lead so cheaply.Ashton, who played for the club for three years until his early retirement, believes Pellegrini must be careful when criticising the supporters however – especially given the Hammer’s woeful record since moving to the problematic London Stadium.With a huge London derby against Arsenal on Saturday, the former England striker urged the new Hammers boss to be careful.West Ham have been awful defensively really,” Ashton revealed on the Weekend Sports Breakfast. Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes West Ham’s new manager, Manuel Pellegrini has lost his opening two matches of the Premier League campaign. Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Dean Ashton has told Manuel Pellegrini to worry about results on the pitch before ‘having a go’ at West Ham United supporters.The Chilean was irked after seeing the London Stadium practically empty before Saturday’s defeat against Bournemouth was confirmed. silverware Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED “Well hang on a minute Manuel; did you not see some of the games they had to watch last season?“It probably felt to them similar again this season, so I think you have got to be a little bit careful coming out and having a go at the supporters.“Sort the team out on the pitch; get them playing well, get the results and the fans will be there.” possible standings How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Latest Premier League News Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won 2 huge blow Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener last_img read more


first_imgANTI-windfarm campaigners in Donegal say they are watching developments in a landmark case – and could sue both Donegal County Council and wind energy companies on health and financial grounds.Seven families in the north Cork village of Banteer are suing a windfarm operator in a landmark case, claiming the huge turbines are adversely affecting their health.Families in Wexford and Roscommon are about to follow suit. The Gweebarra Conservation Group says families in Donegal are watching the cases closely.There are people in Donegal contemplating suing wind companies and the local Council if the situation continues as it is going,” said a spokesperson.“There has been little or no consultation; I’ll-sited turbines with no legal set back distance; deteriorating health and the inability to sell property adjacent wind farms are all concerns for people living in Donegal.“The fact that revenue has given lower Property Tax estimates along the route of the high voltage power line currently being erected by Eirgrid to facilitate wind farms is the State acknowledgment that wind farms and pylons bring down property prices. “People will want to be compensated for having to leave their homes in many instances due to the proximity of wind turbines and high voltage power lines.”The Glenties Windfarm Information Group insists it has no plans to sue anyone – as the group doesn’t believe plans for a windfarm in Straboy/Glenties won’t get the go-ahead.Talk of suing on health grounds is premature, said a spokeswoman.“We do not expect to have a windfarm located here, based on the irrefutable evidence heard at An Bord Pleanala Oral Hearing, October 2012. in Glenties,” she said.“However, we fully understand where the Cork people are coming from, having listened to the evidence of Mr. Dick Bowdler ( on noise/sound ) and Dr. Chris Hanning ( on infrasound-noise/health ). “Also we heard the evidence of peat experts Dr. Olivia Bragg and Dr. Paul Johnston, both of whom pointed to the lack of a detailed peat risk assessment in a populated area, immediately below a ‘peat disposal area’.“We, in Ireland, need our planners and politicians to plan for the future. Windfarms located close to human habitation will not be a future,” she added.ANTI-WIND FARM CAMPAIGNERS COULD SUE COUNCIL AND ENERGY COMPANIES was last modified: March 20th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:ANTI-WIND FARM CAMPAIGNERS COULD SUE COUNCIL AND ENERGY COMPANIESlast_img read more

Chronic disease toll to increase

first_img “This is a preventable epidemic,” said Robert Beaglehole, co- author of the study. “We know what to do, we know how to do it, preventions are very cheap.” The study urged developing countries to adopt prevention policies that have helped cut death rates in industrialized countries. Heart disease-related deaths have fallen up to 70 percent in Canada, Australia, England and the United States in the past three decades, the report said. It also cited Poland, which reduced deaths among young adults by 10 percent in the 1990s, in part by making fruit and vegetables more available and removing subsidies on dairy products such as butter. “There is no question that low-income countries can follow the example of industrialized countries,” Beaglehole said. “Most of their success stems from population-wide campaigns. For example, to reduce the intake of saturated fats, sugar and salt and to encourage activity.” The reported also pointed to cheaper treatments. Medication to prevent complications from heart disease, for example, is no longer subject to patent restrictions and is less expensive to make. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 Until recent years, these chronic conditions were overshadowed by infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, though they cause far more deaths. Chronic, or noncommunicable diseases, account for three out of five deaths worldwide, the WHO says. The 128-page WHO report estimated that 39 million deaths from chronic diseases in the next 10 years can be prevented through healthier lifestyles and relatively cheap medication, including 28 million in developing countries. The projections were based on surveys conducted in countries that have already implemented measures to encourage healthier habits. Exercise and better diets can help prevent 80 percent of premature cases of heart disease, strokes and diabetes, the report said. Although other studies have predicted the number of deaths from individual diseases, the WHO report was the first to project the toll from all major chronic conditions. It was also the first to quantify the economic burden of treating such conditions in individual countries. China could spend $558 billion treating heart disease, strokes and diabetes over the next decade, the study said. Russia could spend $303 billion and India $236 billion. GENEVA – Heart disease, diabetes and other chronic ailments will kill nearly 400 million people over the next 10 years, but many of those deaths can be prevented by healthier lifestyles and inexpensive medication, the World Health Organization said today. The financial burden from an increasing death toll from such noncommunicable diseases will also be enormous, costing countries such as China and India billions of dollars, WHO said in a report. “The lives of far too many people in the world are being blighted and cut short by chronic diseases,” said Lee Jong-Woo, WHO director-general. He was citing the latest WHO report to draw attention to the increasing threat from diseases that can be prevented in part by healthier diets and giving up smoking. last_img read more