Last week, Fedrick Dacres won Jamaica’s first ever Pan-American Games gold medal in the discus throw. His coach, Julian Robinson, says Dacres, who is also Jamaica’s first World Youth and World Junior discus winner, has been through a lot to earn his latest success. The lanky thrower came close to his coach’s distancetarget at the Games in Toronto and is building towards next month’s World Championships.Referring to injuries Dacres has suffered in the last fewseasons, Robinson said, “To see him come and win now, it really warms my heart, and I was happy for him because he has had disappointments.”The gold medal in Toronto came with a winning throw measured at 64.80 metres. That was just short of the 65 metres mark Robinson thinks is required of throwers who seek World Championships medals.mid-season injury”At the World Championships, you’re going to have a qualifying round, and typically, people who advance to the top 12 will have to throw in the region of 65m,” he postulated.”I reason that for him to get a medal he will need to produce at least two 65 metres throws,” he said.Dacres produced two 64m efforts in Toronto, his winning throw and another effort of 64.40m. Prior to a mid-season biceps injury, Dacres produced throws measured at 66.40m and 66.30m. Since his return tocompetition, he took top spot in last month’s National Senior Championships.He will continue to build strength, power and technique as the World Championships approach.”I think that in the 30-odd days that remain, we can do some more work so that we’re in a better position going into the World Championships,” said coach Robinson.Robinson had high praise for Odayne Richards, who won Jamaica’s first Pan-Am gold in the shot with a national and Games record of 21.69m. The success of both throwers led the coach to make a recommendation to his colleagues.”Our human resource is such that we can produce jumpers, sprinters, throwers and middle distance people,” he essayed, “and I would hope that our coaches would not limit the young talent to sprinting alone but would consider other disciplines.”
With Tyreke Wilson missing due to injury, his Calabar teammate Dejour Russell seems to have little to be worried about where the Class Two Boys 100m gold medal is concerned. Russell followed Wilson to the line in a Calabar one-two at last year’s championships, but he is expected to boss the event this time around. He was certainly commanding in winning his heat yesterday afternoon, stopping the clock at 11.49 with little effort. He was still making his way back to the Stadium East area when Munro College’s AndrÈ Edwards posted 10.95 to win his heat and perhaps give the Calabar man something to think about, with JC’s Chislon Gordon, 11.06, and Gary Gordon (St Jago), 11.28, also advancing impressively. Top-billed Jamaica College (JC) pair of defending Class One triple jump champion, O’Brien Wasome, who already won gold in the Class One Boys’ long jump on Wednesday, and record holder Clayton Brown will take their rivalry into today’s final after both booked safe passage from yesterday’s preliminary round. Wasome won his section with a 14.61m effort ahead of Calabar man Javier Lowe, 14.38m, and Old Harbour’s Ryan Brown, 14.15m. Brown was third in his section with a mark of 14.47m, but there is a lot more in the tank. Jordan Scott (Campion), 15.04m, led all qualifiers, with Calabar’s Gabriel Allen, 14.49m, also doing well to qualify. St Jago’s Keenan Lawrence is the form athlete in the Class Two Boys’ 1500m, with many expecting him to seriously test Kemoy Campbell’s record of 3:58.06 set in 2007 He was comfortable in qualifying for the final, winning his heat in 4:12.98 ahead of Calabar’s Kimar Farquharson, who posted 4:13.40 for second place. St Elizabeth Technical’s Dwight Mason was, however, the fastest among the qualifiers, stopping the clock at 4:12.89. The Class One equivalent saw Rusea’s athlete Akeem Colley, who won his heat in a season’s best 4:05.40, registering the quickest time going into the final, with gold-medal favourite and defending champion Shevan Parkes finishing second in a time of 4:06.01. Samara Spencer of Hydel High leads all qualifiers into tomorrow’s final of the Class One long jump – set for 4:53 p.m. – after registering a huge season best of 6.04 metres during yesterday’s prelims. Excelsior will seek to continue their fine showing at this year’s championships in the Class Four high jump final as their duo of Shantae Foreman and Daniel Harris both cleared 1.55m, with gold-medal favourite Foreman doing so on her first attempt. Amelia Davis of Wolmer’s Girl led six others who cleared 1.50m. Calabar will have to work deep into Saturday night if they are to retain their title, but they certainly have the tools to do so. “I am not perturbed. We still have enough depth to go on and win,” said Calabar’s head coach Michael Clarke. Taylor, who already helped himself to the 400m record on Tuesday, was clearly not satisfied as he powered through the line in his Class Two Boys’ 200m semi-final, stopping the clock at 20.80, which betters another Calabar man – Ramone McKenzie’s 20.89 run in 2007. His schoolmate, Dejour Russell, followed up that run with an impressive one of his own, clocking 21.08 to win his semi-final, knowing very well that the defending champions will be banking heavily on maximising points in this event in tomorrow’s final. Herbert Morrison scored an unlikely one-two in the Boys’ Class Three high jump final, pushing with gold-medal winner Antonio Hanson and his teammate, Javeir Hall, both clearing 1.85m, in the process pushing pre-Champs favourite Lamar Reid (Calabar), 1.75m into third place. Edwin Allen High’s Janique Burgher won the Class Three girl’s high jump event after clearing 1.70m ahead of Shauntia Davidson (Hydel), 1.65m, and Excelsior’s Kaliah Jones, who also cleared 1.65m. In a closely contested girls Class Four long jump final, St Jago’ Dayshanae Hall took home the gold with a 5.17m leap, finishing ahead of Edwin Allen’s Paula-Ann Chambers, 5.14m, and Excelsior’s Samoya Neil, 5.13m. Petersfield’s Sanjae Lawrence took gold in the Class One Boys’ discus event with a 53.90m heave to get the better of Excelsior’s Phillip Barnett, 53.78m, and Calabar’s Warren Barrett, who would have been disappointed with his 52.88m bronze-medal mark. The Boys’ Class Two shot put title was won by Petersfield’s Daniel Cope, with a distance of 16.81m. Second place went to Meadowbrook’s Cobe Graham, 16.22m, with another Petersfield athlete, Courtney Lawrence, 15.62m, taking third. Michael Campbell (JC), who clocked 10.83, and Jhevaughn Matherson (KC), 10.95, both dipped below 11 seconds despite a strong headwind in the Class One Boys’ 100m, with other podium contenders Raheem Chambers (St Jago), 11.02, and Nigel Ellis (St Elizabeth), 11.04, also looking comfortable in qualifying to today’s semi-finals. CLASS TWO’S DEJOUR RUSSELL RETAIN TITLE Kingston College (KC) continue to go about their business in a workmanlike manner; Calabar High had another so-so day; Christopher Taylor is at it again; and the Edwin Allen machine is cranking into high gear. The ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletic Championships had its fair share of high points yesterday, and with today’s penultimate day of competition promising major excitement with the 100m finals and key hurdles and field events battles, it’s the KC faithful who are happiest at this stage. The boys from North Street lead the way with 37 points, with Jamaica College (JC) keeping them company with 33.5. Petersfield High’s team has impressed all week and they are currently third on 28 points, with St Jago as next best on 24, and defending champions Calabar in fifth with 23.5 points. Edwin Allen have been hitting the right keys so far, hardly putting a foot wrong since the opening day of competition. They are on course to defend their Girls’ title with 47 points after six events, 14 ahead of Hydel, with Excelsior in third place on 26 points. Holmwood (24) and St Jago (23) round out the top five.
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles What’s in store for your animal sign this year “It’s a very sensitive situation,” a source reportedly told the veteran sports journalist, as relayed by Bleacher Report.Screen Grab from Twitter/@wojespnAlthough all signs point to the trade not being rescinded, Cleveland reportedly could push for an extra draft pick from the Boston Celtics.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’The original deal included the package of Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic and the Nets’ unprotected 2018 first-round pick to Cleveland for Irving.Meanwhile, Andre Igoudala, forward for the Cavs’ rivals Golden State Warriors, sent out a cryptic tweet, which most believe pertains to the ongoing trade situation. Philippines seizes silver in equestrian show jumping event Isaiah Thomas (Elsa/Getty Images/AFP)The blockbuster Kyrie Irving for Isaiah Thomas swap is most likely set in stone by now, but the Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly “weighing their options” after the latter’s standard post-trade physical.According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the reigning NBA Eastern Conference Champions are wary of their newly acquired 5-foot-9 point guard due to “uncertainty over the fitness of his injured hip.”ADVERTISEMENT 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 “Return to sender???” he wrote, which has since been retweeted over 3,000 times.Return to sender???— Andre Iguodala (@andre) August 26, 2017Meanwhile, despite having a tremendous regular season and a stellar start earlier in the playoffs, Thomas was sidelined for much of the Eastern Conference Finals showdown against the Cavs due to a right femoral-acetabular impingement with labral tear. Prior to being traded, the two-time NBA All-Star was expected to miss the Celtics’ training camp. Khristian Ibarrola /raADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu MOST READ Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal RELATED STORIES:On Basketball: Kyrie gets a new address, but Cavs win tradeNBA pros, fans react to Irving-Thomas megatradeSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay View comments
It may not be from rags to riches like Manny Pacquiao, but Floyd Mayweather was not always the brash, flash, world-renowned boxer he is today. This Saturday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the two titans will sort things out.The unbeaten pound-for-pound king is preparing for his 48th fight, which sees him face a warrior who beat Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton, Miguel Cotto, Chris Algieri, and Juan Manuel Marquez (twice).Mayweather, a man who brags about his wealth on social media frequently, had to work for his bulging bank balance. As these photographs of the Money Man posing in front of a white sheet background in the nineties show, there was a time when his shorts weren’t quite worth £1.5million.Pacquiao’s story goes from being born into poverty in the Philippines on December 17, 1978, to the grandest stage of them all at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 2 for a half-billion-dollar fight. Mayweather went about it a different way. He was born in Michigan on February 24, 1977 – into a family of boxers – and his career was never going to go any other way. The fight by numbers$300m – The estimated purse split 60 per cent for Mayweather and 40 per cent to Pacquiao$321.43 – The amount Mayweather’s personal chef spent on junk food weeks before the fight2-1 – The best odds available on Pacquiao to win the fight; Mayweather is 6/11 $2 – The amount Pacquiao was paid per fight when he was growing up in the Philippines$250,000 – The amount wagered between rapper Diddy and actor Mark Wahlberg on the fight$600m – Mayweather’s career earnings after his fight against PacquiaoShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Weeks after he was demoted from Education Minister and placed to work within the Ministry of the Presidency, Working People’s Alliance (WPA) Executive Member, Dr Rupert Roopnaraine has resigned from both Parliament and Government.President David GrangerPresident David Granger on Wednesday confirmed that he did receive a resignation letter from the WPA co-leader, but is yet to make a determination, as the former Education Minister could only resign if his letter was approved by the Head of State.“I received a letter from Dr Roopnaraine, the contents of which I will not disclose. But he cannot resign until I accept a resignation, and as far as I am concerned, I have not done so.”As of now, Dr Roopnaraine remains a member of Cabinet, the President assured.Guyana Times understands that the letter was given to the President on Sunday after WPA executives met with Roopnaraine.On Wednesday, WPA Executive Member, Dr David Hinds told this publication that the party was fully consulted on Dr Roopnaraine’s decision.“We met with him and after listening to his reasons, we agreed with his decision to resign from Government. In the final analysis, it is Dr Roopnaraine’s decision to make and he has made that decision and the party supports his decision,” Hinds told this newspaper.He said the party would hold on to the reasons given by Roopnaraine for his resignation for now and await the conclusion of a meeting the President has with the WPA co- leader.According to Hinds, he could not say if the President, who was expected to meet with Roopnaraine on Wednesday, would be able to influence him to change his mind.“What I can say is that he (Dr Roopnaraine) was very firm in his decision to resign. What happens when he meets with the President, that is a matter for him and the President, but I can tell you that he was very firm in his decision to leave Government.”With Roopnaraine’s resignation, Government will need to replace a Member of Parliament in the National Assembly. Hinds said the WPA hoped that with the President’s stated commitment to the inclusion of all coalition party members in Government that a request would be made for a WPA replacement. He said the party was prepared for such.What seemed to be a small falling-out between the People’s National Congress (PNC)-led A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the WPA came to the fore days after President Granger announced in June that the former Education Minister had been asked to head the Public Service Ministry, a new ministry created within the Ministry of the Presidency.The WPA had raised concerns that the move by Government was a premature one and the party was never consulted on the matter. It had also asked that Dr Roopnaraine be vindicated, following the results of the 2017 National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA), which showed a stark improvement in the critical areas of Mathematics and English. The President had said that Roopnaraine was re-assigned to lead improvements in the Public Sector.It is not clear if the Minister’s demotion was the reason for his resignation.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Another prominent company operating in Northeastern BC has fallen victim to the economic downturn in the oil and gas industry.Calgary-based Terra Energy has announced its cost of operations exceeds gross revenues at current commodity pricing levels and the company’s lender has declined to provide further financial support.Therefore, it says since the company has no other means of financing available, it no longer has the financial capability to carry on its operations.- Advertisement -This week’s announcement follows one at the end of last week that Terra had undertaken a process of shutting-in all of its operated/licensed wells and facilities in order to secure and enhance the safety of its operations.Now, it says all of its operated licensed wells and facilities in B.C. and Alberta have been shut-in and that Terra has terminated certain officers of the company and all of its remaining non-executive employees.It adds directors have determined that Terra’s business is no longer viable and that they and officers of the company have resigned.Advertisement Terra also confirms it has notified the aforementioned lender, Canadian Western Bank and both the BC Oil and Gas Commission and the Alberta Energy Regulator, of its shut-in initiative.Meantime, while acknowledging this issue takes him outside the area of his association’s representative responsibility, Mark Salkeld of the Petroleum Services Association of Canada says the current economic problems facing petroleum producers like Terra Energy are very similar to those facing the service, supply and manufacturing sectors P-SAC does represent.That noted, he has reintroduced the Energy East pipeline back into this debate, with this message for its critics.
But far from saying he didn’t want to play second-fiddle to Kane, at Spurs, Morata said a deal wasn’t possible with the north London side, before moving to the Blues from Real Madrid for £70m.Pochettino said in August: “Morata talked about myself, in the media he said ‘Mauricio called me’. That was two years ago or more. He said to me: ‘Why do you want me if you have Harry Kane?’”But Morata has since denied that, saying: “No it’s not true. I spoke with him and he said he wanted both [of us] to play together, but there was no chance to come to Tottenham.“For sure I would like to play with Kane, he’s a big player, one of the best strikers in the world, but in this moment when I spoke with him (Pochettino) there was no chance to leave Real Madrid.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Chelsea’s Alvaro Morata was forced to sit out the visit to Everton on December 23, 2014 while he served a one-match suspensionLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 30 – Alvaro Morata has rejected claims by Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino that he didn’t move to the club because he would have been in competition with Harry Kane.The Spanish hit-man has 12 goals in 25 games in his first season for Chelsea.
The Belgium international lay prone on the pitch barely moving while he was treated by medical staff for five minutes.Lukaku remained conscious and was eventually carried off to applause from the United fans with the score 0-0.His injury continued a difficult period for Lukaku, who has scored just four times in his last 19 appearances for Jose Mourinho’s side.Lukaku, who joined United from Everton for £75 million ($101 million) in the close season, had started the campaign with 11 goals in 10 games.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Oxygen masks applied to the Belgian striker as he is carried off on a stretcher. A five minute break in play, and Marcus Rashford enters the fray. Photo/DAILY MAILMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Dec 30 – Romelu Lukaku was stretchered off after the Manchester United striker clashed heads with Southampton’s Wesley Hoedt in the teams’ Premier League clash on Saturday.Lukaku crashed into Hoedt as the pair contested an aerial challenge in the first half of the encounter at Old Trafford.
You may have outgrown those sneakers with the flashing lights in their soles, but don’t toss them in the trash can – soon it will be illegal.New rules limiting what residents and small businesses can throw into the trash go into effect this week. Starting Thursday, it will be illegal to throw away products containing mercury or heavy metals, including batteries, fluorescent light bulbs, mercury thermometers – even greeting cards that play music when opened.Called “universal waste” because of their prevalence in both households and businesses, these products can decay over time and leak toxic chemicals into the soil and groundwater. Those sneakers with flashing lights, made before 1997, can contain mercury, a known neurotoxin.It is already illegal to throw away TV sets and computer monitors, but households and small businesses have been exempt from other parts of the universal waste regulations since 2002.Residents can take their waste to a hazardous waste collection event or one of five permanent collection centers run by the city of Los Angeles.Department of Toxic Substances Control officials say they are counting on voluntary cooperation with the law . They are focusing enforcement efforts on illegal dumping and egregious violations, said DTSC director Maureen Gorsen.Ron Baker, spokesman for the state agency, said he expects most people will cooperate.“Most Californians care for the environment if you tell them why you don’t want them to throw these things in the trash, because when mercury is allowed to re-enter the environment and gets in the water, and there are fish in the water and you eat the fish, you’re getting additional mercury,” Baker said.Joe Reilly, senior engineer with the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts, said people seem to be cooperating with the existing laws on cathode ray tubes – that includes televisions and non-flat computer monitors.A hazardous waste roundup in Claremont over the weekend netted 800 cathode ray tube devices as well as 31,000 pounds of miscellaneous electronic waste, Reilly said.“People are definitely already used to it. They might learn the hard way too, if they put their (TVs) by the trash can and the trash collector won’t take it.”Here is a list of items banned from your trash can: Common batteries such as AA, AAA, C cells, D cells and button batteries. These may contain corrosive chemicals and toxic heavy metals. Fluorescent light bulbs and other mercury-containing lamps. Thermostats that contain mercury “tilt switches.” Electronic devices such as TVs, computers, computer monitors, printers, VCRs, cell phones, telephones, radios and microwave ovens. Some older washing machines, electric space heaters, clothes irons, or products containing electrical switches and relays. Mercury thermometers, barometers, blood pressure gauges and other mercury gauges. Novelties containing mercury, such as musical greeting cards and mercury maze games.For a complete list, visit the DTSC Web site at www.dtsc.ca.gov/HazardousWaste/UniversalWaste/index.cfm.Araceli Esparza contributed to this story. email@example.com(626) 962-8811, Ext. 2306Bring household hazardous waste to the following locations: Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Rio Hondo College Fire Training Academy 11400 Greenstone Ave., Santa Fe Springs Feb. 18 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Gateway Corporate Center 1300 block of Bridge Gate Drive, Diamond Bar Feb. 25 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. El Monte Airport 4233 N. Santa Anita Ave., El Monte For more information, or for a list of permanent hazardous waste collection sites in Los Angeles, visit www.888CleanLa.com Or call 1(888)CLEAN LA AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
This week our fitness columnist Emmet Rushe, owner and operator of Rushe Fitness, takes us through five ways to stay on track with our diets and presents us with the Little Black Dress challenge…The Little Black Dress Challenge can be done from home!During times of increased pressure and stress, mistakes in our dietary habits can easily happen. You don’t have time to prepare meals. You are snowed under at work and haven’t time for lunch. You are rushing from place to place and grabbing the quickest thing that comes to hand and those things are usually junk.Is it any wonder that some of us wake up one morning and wonder what the hell happened? How do we get around this problem? How do we make better choices when you are tight for time and finding it hard to think ahead? Here’s a few thing that you can do to stay on track and keep mistakes to a minimum.1: Get up earlyWhen you know you are going to have a busy day ahead of you, setting the alarm to go off half an hour earlier than usual means you can get up and prepare yourself a big breakfast.This isn’t anything new. Our mothers have been telling you this for years and mammies know best. By eating a balanced breakfast not only are you are curbing hunger for a few hours, you are also helping your concentration levels and because your satiety levels are increased the likelihood of reaching for something at the till is greatly reduced. 2: Reduce your carbohydrate intake.If you know you are going to be all over the place because of different projects, and getting pulled from pillar to post, you need to reassess your food intake.Carbs are a fuel source for our body; if the body is idle it doesn’t need as much fuel. Reducing your intake of carbs to mainly around training times means your body will use them for energy and you won’t have excess in your system and go over on your daily needs. Tip 3 will sort any hunger.3: Increase your intake of vegetables.When you take something out you simply cannot leave a void. Increasing your intake of vegetables with every meal will help keep you feeling fuller for longer during and after meals and because vegetables have very few calories, you don’t have to worry about how much you eat.4: Snack on fruit and low calorie foods.When you are in a hurry you always end up reaching for the quick fix food choices. Keeping portions of fruit at hand means you will always have a quick and portable snack at hand.If you want to use nuts as a snack, please be careful with your portion size, it is very easy to go over on the amount of nuts you eat and take in huge amounts of calories. Portion sizes for nuts are a small palm-full or a thumb length of them (not the whole bag).The reduction of carbs means that our fat intake will have to increase to keep energy levels up; snacking on nuts can help with this. 5: Eat protein with every meal.This should be a staple of every diet no matter what the goal is. Protein helps with satiety levels and will keep you fuller for longer and because it is so satisfying it is very hard to over eat, you are getting calorie control without even knowing it.Protein is also needed for maintenance of and increasing muscle mass, this is not a bad thing. The more muscle you have the more calories your burn at rest. You are basically turning your body into a fat burning machine; pass the chicken!These are some basic tips that you can use when you are busy and find it hard to pre-prepare your meals in advance. They should help you keep on track.#TrainSmart If you are looking for a way to train from home and use techniques like above to help with your weight loss, I have launched my Little Black Dress Challenge program.You can find out more information follow this link: http://www.rushefitness.ie/little-black- dress-challenge or contact me on FacebookDD Fitness: Eating on the fly was last modified: October 30th, 2016 by Emmet RusheShare 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:emmet rushefitnesslittle black dressrushe fitnessweight loss