Double century of sub-11s

first_imgJamaican sprinters have beaten the 11-second benchmark of quality in the women’s 100 metres more than 200 times. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce brought the milestone within reach with her winning time of 10.76 seconds in the final of the recent World Championships. Then, steps later in the same race, Veronica Campbell-Brown hit the 200 mark for Jamaica. Thirty years and a few months after Merlene Ottey became the first Jamaican to break the 11-second barrier, Campbell-Brown crossed the line in fourth in the World Championships final with a time of 10.91 seconds. An eye blink later and Natasha Morrison’s personal best time of 10.96 seconds scored the 201st Jamaican sub-11. Before the curtain came down on high-class sprinting for 2015, Fraser-Pryce added times of 10.93 in Zurich and 10.98 in Padova to bump the Jamaican sub-11 total to 203. When Ottey registered Jamaica’s first sub-11, she sped to a national record when she clocked 10.92 seconds at the 1985 Mount San Antonio Relays in Walnut, California. She broke the barrier more often than any other sprinter and ran her 67th and last sub-11 in 2000. That was a time of 10.99 in Thessaloniki, Greece. Campbell-Brown, Fraser-Pryce, Kerron Stewart and Sherone Simpson are also major contributors to the Jamaica tally with 46, 37, 25 and 13 such 100-metre times, respectively. Morrison and Elaine Thompson broke 11 seconds for the first time this year. Juliet Cuthbert, Tayna Lawrence, Simone Facey and Bev McDonald are the other Jamaicans who have achieved the feat. Only the USA has more entries on this list, seen on, with a total of 300.last_img read more

Sityodtong: Unstoppable Dreams ‘would be greatest night’ in ONE

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Nguyen’s lightweight belt, the one he won against Eduard Folayang back in November of 2017, won’t be on the line.ONE will also crown its inaugural Muay Thai chamion in the Super Series with Sam-A Gaiyanhadao of Thailand facing Dutch martial artist Segio Wielzen.Sityodtong also formally introduced the ONE Super App wherein all of the promotion’s fights can be watched on any handheld device for free.“This is just the beginning of the journey for ONE Championship,” said Sityodtong.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls ONE: Unstoppable Dreams will have three title fights with hometown hero Angela Lee defending her atomweight title against Japan’s Mei Yamaguchi in the main event at Singapore Indoor Stadium.“I predicted this would be the greatest night [in ONE Championship history],” said Sityodtong during the card’s press conference Monday at Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre.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“The fans will have an unforgettable night, the event’s practically sold out already, but this is just the beginning of things to come for ONE.”Lee’s younger brother Christian is also challenging Martin Nguyen’s featherweight strap as part of the stacked card. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Turning Blackwater’s fortunes around takes time, says Ramos FILE – CEO of ONE Championship Chatri Sityodtong talks to the media during the ONE Championship press conference at Marina Bay in Singapore. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonSINGAPORE—Chatri Sityodtong, ONE Championship chairman and CEO, couldn’t stop raving about the scheduled Unstoppable Dreams event on Friday.And he has plenty of reasons to get revved up.ADVERTISEMENT View comments MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons filmlast_img read more

Lennox Cornette tipped to be new NCN CEO

first_imgAuthor of the famous novel The Development of Telecommunications in Guyana, Lennox Cornette, has been tipped to be the new Chief Executive Officer of the National Communications Network (NCN) following the resignation of former CEO Molly Hassan earlier this year.Efforts to contact Cornette for a comment proved futile as all calls to his phone went unanswered, but Guyana Times understands that the Board of Directors is considering offering the position to Cornette.He served as the Public Relations Officer at the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT) for several years as well at Conservation International and provided consultancy services for a number of companies.last_img

Housewife on bail for assaulting minor

first_imgAvurel Roberts, 37, of Riverstown Village, Essequibo Coast, Region Two (Pomeroon/Supenaam), was on Friday granted bail when she appeared before Magistrate Sunil Scarce at the Suddie Magistrate’s Court.After the charge was read she pleaded not guilty.It is alleged that on May 12, 2016, she unlawfully hit the minor in her head.The injured child’s mother was present in court and a medical report showed that the child received a blunt blow to her ears. Prosecutor Haimraj Ramsewack had no objections to bail and it was set at $10,000.However the unrepresented housewife told the magistrate she does not have the money to post bail and as such it was reduced to $5000.The case will continue on June 3.last_img

Russia defeats Finland 5-4 for fifth place

first_imgAll the goals have been scored in the second stanza as each team traded goals in the opening ten minutes of play before Massimo scored at 12:46 to put Canada Black up 3-2. The winner of this game finishes in seventh. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Russia snuck past the Fin’s 5-4 on Friday afternoon at the North Peace Arena in placement action.The Russian’s got on the board first thanks to Ilya Safonov who was set up by Sergei Alkhimov and Matvey Guskov at 8:39 of the first. Egor Afanasyev made it 2-0 after a great individual effort at 17:08 of the first frame.The Fin’s cut the lead in half courtesy Anton Lundell 1:34 into the middle stanza after finishing a play between him and Santeri Hatakka. Antti Saarela tied the score at 2-2 just before the halfway point of the second period. Patrick Puistola had the lone assist. The Russian’s took the lead back at 15:00 after Danilla Khulapov found the net after being set up by Egor Afanasyev and Aleksei Goriachev. Ilya Nikolaev made it 4-2 2:59 later. Daniil Gutik and Vasily Podkolzin were the setup duo. Russia skated into the second intermission with a 4-2 lead.- Advertisement -Finland got it to 4-3 1:44 in the period after Kalle Loponen scored on the powerplay. Antti Saarela and Henri Nikkanen had the helpers. Russia restored the two-goal lead to 5-3 almost six minutes later thanks to Matvey Guskov’s second point of the game. Sergei Alkhimov had the lone assist. A minute and four seconds after that Oskari Oksanen made it a one-goal game at 5-4 for Russia. Anton Lindell had the lone helper on the fourth Finnish tally.Goaltenders for Russia and Finland faced a total of 66 shots.In Dawson Creek, Team Canada Black beat the Swedes 4-2 in their placement game.Advertisementlast_img read more

Award for best groundsman at Hero CPL venues introduced

first_imgThe Hero Caribbean Premier League has created an award for the groundsman who has overseen the greatest improvement in the pitches at tournament venues since the league’s inception in 2013. The award will see the winning head groundsman being flown to New Zealand to work with world renowned pitch expert Mark Perham.The award winner will visit New Zealand for three weeks, spending time in both Christchurch and Auckland to see how pitches in other countries are prepared.This is an amazing opportunity for professional development, and further cements the Hero CPL’s commitment to improving pitches across the region.Speaking about the award, Mark Perham said, “I have been delighted to work with the groundsmen across the region to help improve the pitches in the Caribbean. This opportunity for the groundsman that has made the biggest improvement to the standard of wickets at their venue is just reward for a lot of hard work; but I would also like to extend my thanks to all the ground staff who have also put in a lot of hard graft over the years.”Damien O’Donohoe, CEO of Hero CPL, said: “As a tournament, we are firmly committed to playing our part in the improvement of cricketing infrastructure across the Caribbean, and we are very pleased to have been involved in the improvement of pitches. This award is another example of CPL investing in the development of West Indies cricket.”last_img read more

A Man United win today and they will do something that led to the title eight times under Fergie

first_img Louis Van Gaal could preside over a seventh successive Manchester United victory when they travel to Aston Villa on Saturday. 1 Louis Van Gaal could preside over a seventh successive Manchester United victory when they travel to Aston Villa on Saturday.United are the Premier League’s form team with six wins in a row. They last won seven consecutive games between January-March 2013 during Sir Alex Ferguson’s last season in charge.Crystal Palace, Arsenal, Hull, Stoke, Southampton and Liverpool have all fallen victim to United and their winning streak is all the more surprising given the seemingly endless injury list at Old Trafford, not to mention a less than convincing defence.Van Gaal has admitted he is still looking for the ‘perfect’ performance from his side but United have demonstrated a ruthless streak in recent weeks.If United beat Villa and make it seven in a row, it will be the 12th time in the Premier League era that they have achieved that feat and in eight of those 11 seasons they went on to win the league.Here are the previous Premier League seasons in which United have racked up seven consecutive league wins or more, and what the outcome was…1992/93: ChampionsSteve Bruce’s dramatic injury-time header against Sheffield Wednesday saw United grab a crucial three points, as they went on to lift the first Premier League title after a run of seven straight victories to end the season.1993/94: ChampionsUnited retained the title and added the FA Cup to their trophy cabinet, helped by eight straight wins.1999/00: ChampionsThe Red Devils won 11 in a row at the end of the season to seal a comfortable league triumph. Sir Alex attributed United’s break in Brazil for the Club World Championship as a determining factor for United’s success.2000/01: ChampionsAnother title cruise helped by eight straight victories early on in the season.2001/02: thirdUnited reeled off eight wins midway through the season, thanks in part to Dutch striker Ruud Van Nistelrooy who scored 36 times that year, but it wasn’t enough to chase down Arsenal – who won 13 straight league games themselves – and United ended up trophyless and third behind bitter rivals Liverpool.2005/06: secondNine successive wins helped United keep the pressure on Chelsea, but it wasn’t enough to catch Jose Mourinho’s side who retained their title. The Red Devils did fend off Liverpool for the runners up spot, though, building significant momentum for the following season.2006/07: ChampionsWith Cristiano Ronaldo starting to show the form that would soon see him become the world’s best player, United won seven in a row twice in the same campaign to win the title for the first time since 2003.2007/08: ChampionsEight wins in a row saw United retain their title as Ronaldo dazzled and Carlos Tevez made a telling contribution.2008/09: ChampionsSir Alex convinced Ronaldo to stay another year and United won 11 in a row for their third straight title. The Red Devils also reeled off a seven game win streak towards the end of the season to thwart Liverpool’s title challenge.2011/12: SecondUnited won eight straight games after the new year and looked certainties for the title before a late season slump allowed rivals Manchester City to seize the initiative and win their first league title in 44 years in stoppage time on the final day.2012/13: ChampionsA seven-game winning streak from January to March helped Sir Alex sign off his final season in management in style with United’s 20th league title and his 13th at the helm.Will the Red Devils make it seven in a row against Aston Villa? How far can Louis Van Gaal’s side go? Comment below…last_img read more

Chelsea forward’s future could be decided TODAY

first_imgChelsea winger Mohamed Salah is set to meet with Fiorentina today to finalise his future, according to reports in Italy.The Egypt international has struggled to make an impact at Stamford Bridge since arriving for £11m from Basel in January 2014.However, during his loan spell at Fiorentina in the second half of last season, the 23-year-old caught the eye and scored nine goals.The Italian club are hoping to extend Salah’s loan deal for a season before purchasing the Egyptian at the end of next year.And, according to Tuttosport, Fiorentina are now scheduled to meet the winger today to discuss his future.Once those talks are complete, Salah is then to set to hold negotiations with Chelsea – who have been contacted by Atletico Madrid and Juventus about the former Basel man’s availability. Mohamed Salah 1last_img read more

Sex offense laws in state are a crime

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant Yet the Sacramento Legislature actually protects loopholes for sex criminals. The spectacle of it in recent years has become unnerving. Last year, KCRA-TV (Channel 3) in Sacramento reported that one loophole, called the “opt-out” clause, granted 2,677 sex offenders “an exclusion” from being named on the attorney general’s Web site. Legislators created the loophole, insisting that offenders found guilty of misdemeanors aren’t that dangerous. The truth is, nobody knows how many of them are wily chronic offenders who sneak under the radar. Last year, Assemblyman Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, essentially argued that misdemeanor sex criminals just need jobs. As quoted by KCRA, Leno said, “If you deny them secure housing and deny them an opportunity to get on their feet and get a job and to be able to move forward for themselves and for their own children, they’re more likely to reoffend, not less likely.” Good Lord. Sex crimes are not caused by economic troubles. It was Leno, once again, who oversaw the demise last year of a bill to close the horrific Atascadero loopholes delineated by the Bee. Senate Bill 864 by Sen. Charles Poochigian would have extended the two-year “civil commitment” at Atascadero to an “indeterminate” length. Democrats in the Senate found it too strict, but Poochigian worked out a compromise. SB 864, approved by the Senate unanimously, required that sexually violent predators spend seven years at Atascadero. To the shock of many, the bill was killed by Mark Leno and his two equally ultraliberal colleagues, Los Angeles-area legislators Jackie Goldberg and Lloyd Levine, in the Assembly Public Safety Committee. Now, in an election year, Leno and many Democrats tout his Assembly Bill 50 as the best way to increase penalties on molesters. Republicans, angry about Sacramento foot-dragging, are touting a much tougher November ballot measure, Jessica’s Law. Early on, AB 50 was filled with loopholes that would make your skin crawl. For instance, Leno provided an “exemption” from felony charges if a suspect was caught with less than 100 pieces of child pornography. In a creepy all-time low, Assembly Democrats voted for Leno’s plan to go soft on child porn. Political analyst Pat Caddell, a longtime Democrat, tells me: “What the Democrats did on AB 50 was insane, insane – 100 exemptions for child porn? They had to figure out this was not good? If this seeps into voters’ minds, my God.” After a ruckus, Leno made his bill much tougher. Sen. George Runner of Palmdale, a frustrated Republican, tells me, “What drove us to the ballot with Jessica’s Law is that we are tired of getting greatly watered-down versions of what needs to be done.” If Jessica’s Law makes the ballot – its backers say it will – voters might take action themselves. The law requires registered sex offenders to be GPS-monitored for life. It will cost taxpayers plenty, although, for perspective, probably not more than taxpayers spent on a bridge for San Francisco. Supporters of Leno’s AB 50 say GPS monitoring is only needed on sex criminals “likely” to offend again. But as experts note, the only way to know which molesters will reoffend is by releasing them and seeing who does. It’s a method California’s Legislature has been relying on for years. Jill Stewart is a print, radio and television commentator on California politics. She can be reached via her Web site, local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! FOR years, California politicians have touted crackdowns on sex criminals to promote themselves as tough on crime. But recently, in a riveting investigative series, The Sacramento Bee confirmed what many had feared: California has among the most lenient laws in the nation toward sexually violent predators, society’s life-wreckers. Gaping loopholes in California law let hard-core sex criminals committed to Atascadero State Hospital choose whether they want treatment. Almost none choose treatment, and after a breezy two-year stint, they are released from Atascadero – usually unmonitored, by lax courts. As the Bee noted, the loophole is “precisely how 54 rapists and child molesters won release through the end of 2005 from their Atascadero commitments.” Chronic molesters are wily. They spend as much time wooing parents into feeling safe as they do plotting to abuse their children. They fool juries. Fighting back, many states have made incarceration for sex crimes much tougher to get around. last_img read more


first_imgCELTIC failed to win the SPL title today – but their fans and players did the club proud as the Hoops beat Motherwell 4-0 and the supporters paid their own tribute.After the game Neil Lennon talks about the incredible title run-in as Rangers won by a single point thanks to a 5-1 win at Kilmarnock. Hundreds of Celtic’s Donegal fans were at Parkhead for today’s match.Click our video to watch Neil Lennon’s post-match interview.The season’s not over yet – we play Motherwell again next weekend in the Scottish Cup Final.DDTV: NEIL LENNON TV INTERVIEW AFTER CELTIC LOSE TITLE BATTLE was last modified: June 18th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more