Dafne Schippers of The Netherlands was some way behind in second place in a national record 10.81, with Torie Bowie, 10.86, of the USA, closing fast to snatch what seemed like a bronze medal from another Jamaican, Veronica Campbell-Brown, who had to settle instead for fourth in 10.99. Natasha Morrison was seventh in 11.02. “She’s awesome; I’m proud of her, and she has been having a great career,” said Campbell-Brown in reference to Fraser-Pryce. “I’m blessed to be here, and I’m just grateful to God for whatever comes this year. I tend not to dwell in the past, so I’m already thinking about the next thing, which is the 200m,” Campbell-Brown added. For Fraser-Pryce, the win didn’t come with the time that she was expecting, but she was grateful for the result. “Last year wasn’t a good year for me, but I was able to trust the process. It’s easy to have down times, but it’s what we do with the downtime, and for me, I was even hungrier for this one,” Fraser-Pryce said. “Sometimes things are a blessing in disguise for us, and I just wanted to come out here where it all started in 2008 – a lot more experienced – and I wanted to come and enjoy the moment.” It’s the most recent in a long list of ‘moments’ for the 28-year-old, who announced herself to the world in this very city and in this very stadium during the 2008 Olympic Games, where she surprised the field to win gold in the 100m. Beside Fraser-Price’s outstanding achievement, it was pretty much a mixed bag yesterday for the Jamaicans in Beijing, with Aisha Praught getting disqualified in the 3000m Steeplechase for a lane infringement; Damar Forbes failing to advance from men’s long jump qualifying after a 7.62-metre effort; while the campaigns of all three competitors in the men’s 400m semi-finals came to an end. Kimberly Williams finished fifth in the women’s triple jump with a 14.45m mark, while her teammate, Shaneika Thomas, was 11th with 14.08m. That event was won, as expected, by Colombian Caterine Ibarguen, with 14.90m, finishing ahead of Hanna Knyazyeva-Minenko (Israel), 14.78m, and Olga Rypakova, 14.77m. New national record holder Rusheen McDonald seemed to still be feeling the effects of his 43.69 run in the heats, finishing sixth in the semis in 44.86. Javon Francis was fourth in his semi-final in 44.77, while Peter Matthews finished eighth in 45.42. There was good news for the female quarter-milers, as all four moved into the semi-final round, with Christine Day, 50.58, and Stephenie-Ann McPherson, 50.34, winning their respective heats; and Novlene Williams-Mills, 51.07, and Shericka Jackson, 50.41, all advancing to the next round, which takes place at 6:05 a.m. In the women’s 400m hurdles, medal hopeful Kaliese Spencer, who was second in her semi in 54.45, and her young training partner, Janeive Russell, 54.78, also for second in her semi, were both comfortable and should like their chances for a medal when the final runs off tomorrow at 7:10 a.m. BEIJING, China: There is something about Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce that seems to click when a gold medal is on the line. The diminutive Fraser-Pryce stood tallest here last night, becoming the first woman to win three 100 metres World titles, and only the second to successfully defend, mining gold inside the Bird’s Nest at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China. It’s a result that lifted Jamaica’s medal count to three (two gold, one bronze) after three days of competition, while Fraser-Pryce – a beast at championships – added her seventh individual title (sixth gold) and 12th overall to her personal bounty, as she tried to explain what exactly that drives her fierce competitiveness. “I’m very competitive; I relish competition; I love when persons tell me I can’t do things; I love when persons doubt me. I love all of that because, for me, where it matters, I’m silently confident. I don’t have to say anything, but my work and the work that I’ve put in, that’s where my trust is,” said a beaming Fraser-Pryce, shortly after her win, which came in 10.76 seconds – hers and the second-fastest time in the World this year. snatch bronze
MOST READ LATEST STORIES Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Pardo said Pingris still wanted to go to the Mall of Asia to provide an inspirational boost to his teammates in Game 2, but was advised to stay at home.“We told him to not go to the game because his knee is still swollen. We just advised him to call the players. I’m sure they will appreciate hearing from you,” the governor recalled.Pingris is set to undergo knee surgery later this week.The Hotshots will honor their fallen leader by sporting a tape with No. 15 on their jerseys.ADVERTISEMENT Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Dr. (Raul) Canlas confirmed it this morning,” the amiable executive shared.Pingris hurt his knee on Saturday while he was driving to the basket at the 4:39 mark of the fourth quarter in Game 1 of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals against NLEXFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkHe writhed in pain while clutching his left knee and was stretchered off back to the dugout. He was then sent to St. Luke’s Medical Center after the game.Without Pingris, the Hotshots lost the semis opener, 88-87. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netMarc Pingris will be out for the next six to eight months after tearing his ACL in his left knee.Magnolia governor Rene Pardo bared the news on Monday as the 36-year-old forward is now ruled out for the rest of the conference.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Marinerong Pilipino wins 5th straight, crushes JRU
CONTRIBUTED PHOTONavotas and Manila picked up impressive wins in the new Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League Datu Cup Saturday night at San Andres Sports Complex in Manila.The Clutch leaned on new recruit Levy Hernandez and mainstay Rey Publico to beat the Pasay Voyagers, 83-75, while the Stars rallied from a double-digit deficit to beat the Bataan Risers, 89-82.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Hernandez scored 26 points while Publico added 22 points and nine rebounds.Manila overcame a 10-point hole in the third quarter behind Adrian Celada and Aris Dionisio.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Mitchell wants to play with LeBron but ‘I’d rather play against him’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next
Dear Editor,It is with utter disgust and disappointment that I am writing this painful letter. It makes me wonder what role the Public Utilities Commission is fulfilling if it is only to approve increased rates demanded by GPL and GWI. According to a multitude of customers, these two entities are as thieving as those in Government!The Managing Director of Guyana Water Incorporated, Dr Van-West Charles, pledged to fulfil the company’s mission statement “To deliver safe, adequate and affordable water and to ensure safe sewerage systems for improved public health and sustainable economic development”. He had promised to achieve this by improving water quality, ensuring that citizens are having equal access to running water, upgrading to a 24-hour supply and guaranteeing the required water pressure. In addition, he said that his quest will be to make GWI more “customer-centric” by embarking on community outreaches to solicit feedback. He further stated that GWI has established countrywide zones for close monitoring and swift action.How can we believe the above statement when the entire Berbice was plunged into an acute water shortage due to GWI not delivering on its promises? It is no surprise that the entity has mimicked the coalition Government! Berbicians in many areas have been without water for nearly three days and it was only when GWI was contacted that they proffered an explanation that is as obnoxious as the service it offers to the public. Placing an advisory nearly two days after is unacceptable. I was told that these areas where GWI pumps are located have been affected by low voltage. However, even so, it has definitely taken a long time for GWI to engage GPL for the problem to be fixed. But since both can be classified as the worse service providers this country has ever seen; the inordinately long period to fix minor problems are quite understandable. Moreover, the “customer-centric” nature of GWI only kicked in on the second day of the water problem. What has happened to the need to give timely feedback to customers to apprise them of the problem and when the situation can return to normalcy?Unfortunately, it is difficult for customers to accept GWI’s frivolous excuses when these stoppages have been quite frequent over a long period of time, especially in the Chesney, Kilcoy and Fyrish areas. In these areas, it has become a weekly routine and despite customers’ protests, the water problems worsen. We are not only affected by water shortage but by poor quality of water and bills which are riddled with “errors”. Numerous complaints were made by customers who claimed that they are being made to pay the same amount on the bills twice. This was raised at the RDC meeting by one of the Councillors who produced one such bill. The “customer experience” is definitely getting worse Dr Charles! This hogwash service in totally unacceptable.The frequent blackouts by GPL and water shortages by GWI have now become daily plagues which citizens have to deal with. It is ironic that citizens are now paying more for these services and are increasingly being provided with poorer services. Our daily lives have become increasingly burdensome while this Government, though relegated to “caretaker” status, has continued to ignore the cries of the people!Yours sincerely,Haseef YusufRDC CouncillorRegion Six
By Indrawattie NatramSharmila Singh, 41, of Lot 17 Dundee Mahaicony, West Coast Berbice, was the latest beneficiary of the Cove and John Ashram outreach programme. The mother of 11, who hails from Mahaicony Village, resides in a swampy area in the Dundee community.The team from the ashram visited Singh’s home on Sunday and presented her with items that would make her life much more comfortable. According to spiritual leader and administrator of the Ashram Swami Maharaj, he heard about Singh’s case and immediately ventured to her home, assessing the situation for the ashram to be of help.The Swami explained that devotees along with students from the Hindu College, put together hampers, two benches and two tables for the family. He disclosed the Ashram also partnered with Food For the Poor in providing three mattresses and sheets to the family, who previously slept on the ground. Reading materials and other useful schooling amenities were also provided for the children.The devotees of the Ashram during their visit offered words of encouragement to the mother and assured her the Ashram will continue to assist her to provide for her children.Headmistress of the Hindu College Rajkumarie Singh spoke to the children encouraging them to take education seriously. She also promised to provide text books to the children to continue their studies.The mother of 11 was left to shoulder responsibilities for her children in January 2016 after her husband committed suicide. The mother explained that she provides for her family with whatever meagre domestic work she is afforded.Living on a plot of land provided by her husband’s parents, Singh lives with her children in a shack that can only accommodate four persons, but the family has to make the best of a bad situation, she lamented.Apart from helping the family, the Ashram last weekend also assisted families in Unity, Cove and John, Beehive, East Coast Demerara, with bed sets and food hampers. This coincided with the Ashram’s 60th Anniversary.
Almost two years after the launch of the first and only Sexual Offences Court in Guyana, plans are being finalised for the second of its kind to be opened in April.This was on Tuesday related to the media by UNICEF Representative to Guyana and Suriname, Sylvie Fouet at an event being hosted by the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF). The court will be opened in Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice).In November 2017 when the first Sexual Offences Court opened, plans were announced to construct similar structures in Berbice and Essequibo in an effort to reduce the increased incidence of such cases.In declaring the court open, acting Chancellor of the Judiciary, Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards drew reference to statistics which have shown that sexual offences have been on the rise, both regionally and locally.She pointed out, “When we look at statistics, more than 50 per cent of the cases for the Demerara Assizes over the last two sessions showed us that sexual offences comprised half of the list. So if half of the list comprised sexual offences, it meant that the other indictable offences like robbery and rape took second place…that is something we have to address”.The acting Chancellor reminded that sexual offences affect victims emotionally, psychologically, and physically and those effects could be both long or short term and it could also affect the development of the victims. These victims, she said, require specialist treatment on the part of everyone concerned, be it the police, investigators, medical practitioners, NGOs, prosecution or the court.During the last quarter of 2018, Police statistics showed that rape cases have increased.Top Cop Leslie James told the media that rape cases had increased by seven per cent, with 202 cases reported in 2018 compared to 189 cases in 2017.The Sexual Offences Court was birthed out of the Sexual Offences Act 2010, which was spearheaded by former Human Services and Education Minister Priya Manickchand. The former Minister had led what was then called the “Stamp it Out” campaign in 2010 which saw widespread consultations around the country with regards to sexual offences and other major human rights issues facing Guyana.A Sexual Offences Court is different from other courtrooms as it includes features which will make victims more comfortable while testifying against their attackers.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The LB Energy Female Midget Predators returned home from a tournament in Regina over the weekend as champions.The girls started the tournament with victories over the two Saskatoon teams in their pool, the Comet Rush and Comet Predators on Friday by the scores of 3-1 and 3-2. In Saturday’s earlier morning game they beat the Wood River Ice Cats to remain perfect in the round play and finish first in their pool.In the semi-final matchup on Saturday night the girls managed to sneak out a 3-2 shootout victory over the Diefenbaker Thunder, as goaltender Kyana Watson stopped both Thunder shooters while Keegan Goulet and Ally Dancevic both scored for the Predators.- Advertisement -In Sunday’s final with the Bantam Midwest Red Wings the Predators hung on after scoring three goals in the first period before letting their foot off the gas for the final 40 minutes of play.“It was a really good all-around team effort,” said assistant coach B.J. Nichols. “In the end, it led us to the Championship. We faced some pretty tough competition, but the girls found a way.”Next up for the team is a trip to Grande Prairie this weekend for an exhibition clash with the Storm.Advertisement
“We got to get back to where we were in understanding how important (defense) was to us when we were winning games,” Floyd said. “… We were working on everything going back to Day 1, and that starts with defensive transition.” The USC defense will be put to the test against Washington, which has the No. 1 scoring offense among NCAA Div. I teams at 90 points per game. “I know everyone is nervous because when we watch film on this team it’s like the Harlem Globetrotters,” Stewart said. “They get out and score in such big bunches. You don’t see too many teams in the nation do that.” Recruit update: Floyd said Tuesday that forward Kasey Cunningham, who has signed a letter of intent to attend USC in the fall, tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee while playing for his high school team. However, the Albuquerque (N.M.) Tribune reported Wednesday that Cunningham was hopeful the injury wasn’t a tear. Cunningham, who plays for Cibola High in Albuquerque, was scheduled to undergo an MRI on Wednesday. Floyd said he expects Cunningham to be with USC next season, regardless of the extent of the injury. Matthew Kredell, (818)713-3607 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita “I’ve been praying and everything to get a win,” Stewart said. “Like how everyone takes the UCLA-USC games so seriously here, that is how I feel about the (Washington) game because that’s where I’m from.” Stewart knows many Washington players and is good friends with standout guard Brandon Roy, who leads the Huskies with 19.1 points per game. He took a lot of grief last year after Washington beat USC by 30 and 25 points. “When we hang out in the summer, they bring it up all the time,” Stewart said. “It’s kind of embarrassing but kind of funny at the same time because I know all of them. Hopefully this year, I’ll get the bragging rights for when I go home.” Back to basics: USC spent the first two days of practice this week going back to early defensive drills in an effort to correct what went wrong last week, when both Arizona and Arizona State made over 50 percent of their shots against the Trojans. “I apologized to the team, and everything’s all right now,” Stewart said. “We’re moving past that.” Stewart is relieved that he will be able to play today against Washington, his hometown team. Tim Floyd decided not to further discipline Lodrick Stewart, who was back at practice Wednesday after being kicked out of Tuesday’s practice for elbowing a teammate. Stewart and Floyd met briefly before practice Wednesday, and Stewart addressed the team.
Visitors from five European countries are touring Donegal this week as part of a story writing and sharing project.The Craoibhín Community Enterprise Centre Termon are taking part in the Storysavers Project, an EU funded activity through Léargas.The visitors will learn about the beauty and history of Donegal through trips, exhibitions and storytelling sessions. The itinerary is packed with visits to Glenveagh National Park, Downings, Dunfanaghy, Joe Brennan at the library and a storytelling session in The Thatched Cottage Kilmacrennan.The visitors are from Norway, Poland, Czech Republic, Greece, Wales, and France.Staff from Craoibhin are gathering tales from the local area and producing an e-book. They have spent days with historians, senior citizens and school students to collect stories.Within the last year, Craoibhin staff have travelled to Norway, Greece and Czech Republic as they compile their Storysavers book. EUROPEAN GUESTS VISIT DONEGAL ON TALE TELLING TRIP was last modified: September 19th, 2013 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:storysaversTermon
Inadequate oversight of city parking lots near Olvera Street has created an “environment that is ripe for abuse” and raises questions about other municipal lots, Controller Laura Chick said in an audit released Wednesday. Controls have been so lax that attendants at some of the five lots around the El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument have made it a practice to store cash in their pockets, Chick said. “I am not implying that city employees are stealing,” she said. “I am saying we have an environment that is ripe for abuse.” El Pueblo, which oversees Olvera Street, has been in transition since Chick released a scathing audit of its financial practices last year. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week As part of the reform, responsibility for El Pueblo’s 385 parking spaces, which generated $1.8 million in revenue last year, were transferred to the city’s General Services Department. General Services requested the follow-up audit to complete the transition, said Tony Royster, assistant general manager of the agency. The audit said some progress has been made, but it also raises “significant concerns about the safeguarding of cash and the proper management of the operations,” Chick wrote in a letter to top city officials. Auditors found discrepancies between tickets issued and tickets accounted for, as well as days in which revenue varied drastically with no official explanation. The report also cites discrepancies between cash receipts and cash register tapes. Most amounts were small, but one day showed an $855 gap. Royster acknowledged the problems but said many were because funding was delayed for installation of cash-control equipment. General Services has already implemented some of the audit’s recommendations, Royster said, including recording ticket sequence and license plate numbers. Chick said she is concerned that similar problems may exist at other municipal parking lots, which provide a significant source of city revenue. While a larger parking audit is not on Chick’s agenda for the year, she encouraged general managers of other city agencies to meet to discuss the issue. General Services runs about 30 lots, some in collaboration with agencies like El Pueblo, the Department of Transportation, and the Recreation and Parks Department. The operation of a lucrative lot at Pershing Square downtown will factor into a financial audit of the Department of Recreation and Parks that Chick plans to release today. Dan Laidman, (213) 978-0390 email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!