Sprint relay gold for Ja’s women

first_imgBARRANQUILLA, Colombia Jamaica’s women’s sprint relay put together three smooth baton exchanges on their way to winning the 2018 Central American and Caribbean Games title yesterday as the country increased its medal tally in athletics to 17. The team of Jura Levy, Sherone Simpson, Jonielle Smith and Natasha Morrison stopped the clock at 43.41 seconds as Trinidad and Tobago finished second with 43.61 while the Dominica Republic secured the bronze medal with 43 68. “We are very happy that we were able to pass the baton safely. The aim was to get a good start and the other three just maintain (the lead),” Simpson said after the race Their male counterparts were beaten into third as Barbados took the victory in 38.41 seconds. The team of Nesta Carter, Romario Williams, Rasheed Dwyer and Javoy Tucker registered 38.79 seconds. “We didn’t get the win but it feels great to win a medal. It is my first time representing Jamaica so I am really happy to win a medal,” Romario Williams said. “We didn’t get the best baton exchanges so we were playing catch-up from very early,” Dwyer explained. The women’s 4×400 team at one point looked set to secure the country’s ninth gold medal in athletics but was denied by Cuba on the anchor leg. Derriann Hill, Tiffany James, Alesha Kelly and Junelle Bromfield finished in 3:30.63. Cuba registered 3:29.48 as Colombia finished third with 3:32.61. The men’s mile relay team suffered a misfortune as anchor runner, Rusheen McDonald, was left flat on the track after he was tripped by the athlete from the Dominican Republic. The team did not finish the race. In the men’s triple jump, former Campion College athlete Jordan Scott leaped to a lifetime best of 16.82 metres but it was not enough to secure a medal. Cuba’s Cristian Napoles won the event with a leap of 17.34 metres. Saniel Atkinson Grier could only manage 1.82m for fifth in the women’s high jump. Commonwealth champion, Lavern Spencer of St Lucia, won the event with a leap of 1:90m. Men’s Misfortunelast_img read more

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Aguero to STAY at Man City, Man United star wants PSG move and MORE – GOSSIP

first_imgHere are the top headlines and transfer-related stories in Monday’s newspapers…Manchester City have insisted Argentina striker Sergio Aguero will NOT be leaving the club this summer. (Manchester Evening News)City manager Pep Guardiola will turn his attention to Athletic Bilbao defender Aymeric Laporte when the summer transfer window opens. (Daily Mirror)Anthony Martial is keen to leave Manchester United for Paris Saint-Germain this summer. (The Sun)Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Hakan Calhanoglu is eager to join Premier League leaders Chelsea at the end of the season. (Daily Mail)Watford want to secure a permanent deal for M’Baye Niang this summer after the AC Milan loanee impressed against Burnley. (Daily Mail)Uruguay defender Martin Caceres has snubbed AC Milan, alerting Crystal Palace and Southampton to the free agent’s services. (Calciomercato)Here are the latest talkSPORT.com headlines:Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero admits doubts about Etihad future after being dropped v Swansea‘The fans love him’ – Pep Guardiola hails Manchester City saviour Gabriel JesusArsenal in danger of becoming third best team in London – Listen to brutal assessment hereMauricio Pochettino insists Tottenham are ready to win the Premier League titleArsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain admits he didn’t mean to like ‘Wenger needs to go’ tweetJurgen Klopp tells Liverpool players to forget the Champions League and take criticism after shock Hull lossManchester United boss Jose Mourinho delighted with clinical Red Devils following win over LeicesterFans believe this Man United star will be sold in summer as he’s dropped againRomelu Lukaku is ‘world class’, says Ronald Koeman, after Everton striker scores four in 6-3 win over BournemouthVIDEO: Juventus 1-0 Inter Milan: Chelsea flop Juan Cuadrado scores stunner in derby d’Italialast_img read more

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What Freshman RB Jeff Carr Has in Common with Marshawn Lynch

first_imgAs fall camp has kicked off, true freshman Jeff Carr has been getting a lot of buzz around him.“I’m as excited about him as I’ve ever been about any running back,” Gundy said of Carr on national signing day in February. “In a couple of years, a lot of people are going to wonder why they didn’t recruit him.”It turns out, he also has something in common with NFL Pro Bowl running back Marshawn Lynch: they both use their socks for storage on the field. In mid-July, Lynch decided to store a spare chicken wing in his socks while on the field. From seahawks.com:At one point Lynch is delivered some chicken wings on the field and he stuffs a few extras in his socks. Yes, you read that right, for a few minutes this millionaire, Pro-Bowl running back was coaching football on a warm July afternoon with chicken wings in his socks, which he later removed and ate.Screen Shot 2015-08-13 at 8.24.51 AMJeff Carr, who has been competing to earn playing time at punt and kick return, apparently took to Lynch’s sock storing habits. It looks like he’s been using his socks to keep his chapstick secure on the field, as his buddy “AyeYoPep” pointed out on Twitter.I’m calling it now.Little kids will have chap stick in their sock because they want to be just like @PbaJeffCarr pic.twitter.com/n7H9Ppw2Ss— Kevin Anderson (@AyeYoPep) August 13, 2015I take a little comfort in knowing that OSU’s new running back is already developing habits like a true Pro Bowler. Let’s hope he can provide the same boost in the running game that Marshawn does for the Hawks.If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more

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Melanie Jolys fight for Canadian culture is neither easy nor popular

first_img Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment If you are a politician who is going to have to do something tricky and potentially unpopular, it’s a good idea to make sure your friends have your back.Minister of Canadian Heritage Melanie Joly was in Paris this week doing exactly that, taking meetings with French and European culturecrats who can be counted on to understand Canada’s dilemma: How does a mid-sized power maintain any notion of cultural sovereignty in the face of the aptly acronymed FANG? (That’s Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google.) France, more aggressive than Canada in protecting and promoting its cultural industries, has always lent a sympathetic ear, and Paris is the home of UNESCO, the United Nations body charged with protecting culture internationally.Joly’s trip included a visit to UNESCO headquarters, where she handed over a $100,000 cheque to the agency’s fund for cultural diversity in the developing world. The sum is paltry; what is important is the symbolism: The fund may be busy helping indigenous youth make films in Brazil or providing digital training for Senegalese artists, but at UNESCO, cultural diversity is also code for “Anything but Hollywood.” Advertisement Login/Register With:center_img Facebook Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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PM Urges Diaspora Support for Petition Seeking Marcus Garveys Pardoning

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppNew York, U.S, September, 26, 2016 – Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, is encouraging Jamaicans in the Diaspora to sign an online petition calling for the exoneration of National Hero, the Right Excellent Marcus Mosiah Garvey, by the United States (US) Government.  The petition seeks to have US President Barak Obama pardon Garvey on the basis of “wrongful conviction” for mail fraud charges brought against him in 1923.It requires 100,000 signatures by September 28 in order to get a response from the White House.  The petition can be accessed at: www.justice4garvey.org.  The Prime Minister made the call while addressing a town hall meeting at the Jamaica Performing Arts Centre in Jamaica, Queens, New York, on September 22.  Mr. Holness said the exoneration of Mr. Garvey  “is very important for our country and our National Hero.”   He contended that Mr. Garvey stood up for the “depressed and downtrodden” and, in the process, made his mark globally.“The time has come when he should be exonerated…and that time is now,” Mr. Holness declared.  The Prime Minister was joined on the platform by the National Hero’s son, Dr. Julius Garvey, who told the audience that it was appropriate that his father be pardoned as he did not commit a crime.“He was criminalized because he was standing up for black people all over the world. We have to let the President know that the people of the Caribbean, the people of Jamaica, Africans all over the world are behind Marcus Garvey because he is an international hero for African people,” he said.  Dr. Garvey expressed the hope that the petition would be successful in achieving its goal.The town hall meeting was one of several engagements for Mr. Holness’ week-long visit to New York where he attended the 71st meeting of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

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Southgate praises Sterlings incredible ability to rise to challenges

first_imgEngland manager Gareth Southgate hailed Raheem Sterling’s resilience to prove doubters wrong as the thing that sets him apart from the rest.The 24-year-old’s had his fair share of critics across his career, but left everybody suitably impressed by the manner in which he coped from receiving racial abuse from Chelsea supporters in a Premier League match for Manchester City in December.Adding to that are Sterling’s ever-impressive performances under Pep Guardiola at City over the past three seasons with the likes of former Manchester United star Paul Ince tipping him for greatness.Now Southgate has joined the queue in praising Sterling, while describing what his like to work with at the English national team.“The thing that stands out with Raheem, we worked with him briefly with the U21s, [before] he moved up very quickly with Roy [Hodgson],” Southgate told talkSPORT.“But he is so tenacious in his recovery from setbacks. His resilience at proving people wrong, responding in the right way to those challenges is incredible.“He’s gone to a big club when he was very young in moving to Liverpool [from QPR as a 15-year-old], dealt with that, got himself in the first team. [Then] a lot of profile around the move to City, he adapted to that.“New players signed every summer and thinking well his place is under threat. So he keeps responding to those challenges, he’s still only 24 years old.”Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.The Three Lions boss paid tribute to Sterling’s brace in their crucial 3-2 UEFA Nations League win at Spain back in October, which ended a three-year wait to score for England.Southgate added: “I think he’s had a phenomenal season and particularly pleased again for him the performance in Spain in particular with us was a really strong one.“He has got to be one of the candidates for player of the year I would think.”“What stands out with Raheem is his resilience to proving people wrong.”“I think he’s got to be one of the candidates for Player of the Season.”Gareth Southgate on @Sterling7 and what makes him so special 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿👏👏 pic.twitter.com/rSvVMxDWYw— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) March 7, 2019last_img read more

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San Diego hospital reveals worlds tiniest surviving baby is now a healthy

first_img Show Caption Hide Caption May 29, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption ‹123456789› Show Caption Hide Caption KUSI Newsroom Show Caption Hide Caption center_img Show Caption Hide Caption Posted: May 29, 2019 San Diego hospital reveals world’s tiniest surviving baby is now a healthy infant Updated: 5:11 PM Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption Show Caption Hide Caption SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A healthy, nearly six-pound infant born in December was discharged from a San Diego hospital this month, making her the world’s smallest baby in recorded history to survive, Sharp Healthcare announced Wednesday.The baby, nicknamed Saybie, at birth weighed 8.6 ounces, or 245 grams, seven grams fewer than the previous infant to be deemed the smallest baby, and was 9 inches long, according to the Tiniest Baby Registry at the University of Iowa.Saybie’s mother, whose name was withheld, gave birth via emergency cesarean section at 23 weeks, just over half the length of a normal pregnancy.At the time of her birth, Saybie weighed as much as a large apple or a juice box and was not gaining weight in her mother’s womb. However, she was not afflicted with medical issues like hemorrhaging and lung and heart maladies that often occur in babies born as premature and underweight as her, according to Sharp Healthcare.“No one expects their baby to be born with complications,” said Trisha Khaleghi, senior vice president and CEO at Sharp Mary Birch. “But when the unexpected occurs, Sharp Mary Birch is equipped with the latest technologies, equipment, research and specially trained experts to care for even the world’s smallest baby.”Saybie weighed roughly 5 1/2 pounds and measured 16 inches when she was discharged earlier this month. Despite the five-month hospital stay, the infant is now resting at home happy and healthy, according to the hospital. Categories: Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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