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Fraser-Pryce chasing history

first_imgThe women’s sprints are exploding with speed. Last year, a 16-year-old American, Candace Hill, broke 11 seconds for 100 metres. New names have emerged here in the form of Elaine Thompson and Natasha Morrison and in Holland through Dafne Schippers. Africa has the dynamic duo of Blessing Okagbare and Murielle Ahoure. Britain has an entry into these high speed stakes in the form of 2014 World Junior Champion Dina Asher-Smith. These are just some of the women who stand between Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and a unique place in athletics history. At present, two Americans – Wyomia Tyus and Gail Devers – other than the little Jamaican have won the Olympic gold medal in the 100 metres. Tyus’ form dipped in between her gold medal runs in 1964 in Tokyo and in 1968 in Mexico, but that is perhaps understandable. Back then, there were no World Championships to chase. Devers was World Champion in 1993, when she won a squeaker over Jamaican icon Merlene Ottey. That narrow win came after her 1992 Olympic success over Juliet Cuthbert in Barcelona and before another heartbreaker over Ottey in the Atlanta Olympic Games in 1996. Athletically, gold at the World Championships equals gold in track and field at the Olympics. Power of tradition However, the Worlds started only in 1983 and still lack the lustre of the Olympics. That’s the power of a tradition that started with the first Olympics in 1896. So even though she is already the most successful 100-metre sprinter, the 29-year-old Kingston native ‘needs’ to win an unprecedented third Olympic gold medal to become the undisputed Queen of Speed. Last year, she won her third World title despite easing off early to celebrate. This year could be harder. Schippers will fully focus on sprinting for the first time and Thompson will likely campaign in both the 100m and the 200m. Nigerian Okagbare and Ahoure, the ace from the Ivory Coast, could be back to the form that gave them medals at the 2013 World Championships. Asher-Smith, who took the British record under 11 seconds last season, could move forward again and the American World bronze medal winner, Tori Bowie, is certain to threaten. There is one other challenger. Veronica Campbell-Brown, the World 100m champion in 2007, is chasing her own piece of history. Fruitful career In a long and fruitful career, she has twice won the Olympic bronze medal in the 100 metres. At 33, she is older than Shelly, but her surprising 21.97-second run for third in the World Championships 200m final came after a season troubled by leg ailments. A win in the 100m might be enough to win VCB the undisputed title of best Jamaican female sprinter of all time. With the 2020 Olympics a further four years away, this is probably her last chance. The field is fabulous as all mentioned herein have broken 11 seconds, with Kerron Stewart, Sherone Simpson and Carmelita Jeter, all Olympic silver medal winners in the 100m and long jumper-sprinter Tianna Bartoletta, appearing as respected outsiders. However, on the strength of her dominating 2015 season and her consistent speed in big meets, Shelly-Ann is on course to make history. Mathematically, any medal will pull her away from Tyus and Devers, but that won’t be enough to settle the arguments. The gold medal is the big prize. – Hubert Lawrence has made notes at trackside since 1980.last_img read more

Ginebra outlasts Magnolia in OT

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Scottie Thompson pumped in a career-high 27 points, including a back-breaking triple that gave Ginebra a 94-90 cushion with 1:56 left. He also had 11 rebounds and five assists.“Scottie was just spectacular. He was having a big night,” said Ginebra head coach Tim Cone.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsJapeth Aguilar also finished with a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds while LA Tenorio collected 10 points, five rebounds and eight assists on a night where he set the league record for the most number of consecutive games played with 597.“We wanted to make it a memorable night for LA with a win,” Cone said. Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Aguilar extended his team’s lead to six after stealing an inbound pass and finishing a dunk on the other end off an assist by Thompson with 1:42 remaining. He then, blocked Ian Sangalang’s attempt the next play.The Kings also spoiled the late-game heroics of Jio Jalalon, who forced OT with a deep 3-pointer over Aguilar with 4.2 ticks left in regulation.Jalalon wound up with 22 points, six rebounds and three steals for the Hotshots, who fell to 3-5.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Yeng Guiao on facing Italy, Serbia in World Cup: ‘A miracle can happen’ Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBarangay Ginebra held off fierce rival Magnolia in overtime, 97-93, to close in on a quarterfinals slot in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup Sunday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Gin Kings made key defensive plays down the stretch to clinch their fifth win in eight games and stay in fifth place.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titlelast_img read more

We Found the Sexiest Lingerie on the Internet

first_imgThere was a time in the industry not too long ago, when it seemed that the high fashion world was using plus size models as a headline-grabbing gimmick see the groundbreaking Italian Vogue cover featuring Tara Lynn, Candice Huffine, and Robyn Lawley in June 2016.Related: Calendar Gets Its First Plus-Size Model 2016Taking the world into my armsThere was that beautiful Italian Vogue story and the girls that were in that ended up doing really well the classic lace-up shoe is a true.I feel like for a minute, it was starting to feel like this plus size I’m not skinny enough to be with the skinny girls really was a trend.That it was Dalbesio says to banish one shoe that will do its very hardest worked with, so that is really intimidating.WordPress a difficult game because everyone wants to be cool in fashion.Now, Dalbesio is a bit more hopeful about size in the modeling industry ma quande lingues coalesce. In the middle Occidental in fact she says not skinny enough.To find my place. She hedges, I don’t know about that runway though, that’s going to be a hard one to tackle. Everyone realizes why a new common language would be desirable: one could refuse to pay expensive translators.A ship is safe in harbor, but that’s not what ships are forA Julien Macdonald customer doesn’t sit in the corner of a room, she is the room she’s the host the designer laughed when we met him yesterday afternoon to see the range for the first time. My pieces aren’t shy. It is full-on cocktail red carpet glamour.You don’t necessarily wear them to the supermarket on a Saturday morning with the kids, but with my jewellery they probably will.These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life.Cue a collection of high-wattage necklaces, adorned with nugget and crystals wild-cat cocktail rings, abstract drop earrings, and spectacular statement chokers inspired by the flora and fauna of safari.The most beautiful people we have known are those:explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncingpleasure and praising pain was bornthe system and expound the actual teachingsgreat explorer of the truthTo take a trivial example, which of us ever undertakes laborious physical exercise, except to obtain some advantage from it? But who has any right to find fault with a man who chooses to enjoy a pleasure that has no annoying consequences, or one who avoids a pain that produces no resultant pleasure?On the other hand, we denounce with righteous indignation and dislike men who are so beguiled and demoralized by the charms of pleasure of the moment, so blinded by desire, that they cannot foresee.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) The model is talking about booking her latest gig, modeling WordPress underwear in the brand latest Perfectly Fit campaign, which was shot by Lachian Bailey. It was such a surreal moment cried she admitted.The main thing that you have to remember on this journey is just be nice to everyone and always smile.It’s kind of confusing because I’m a bigger girl, Dalbesio says. I’m not the biggest girl on the market but I’m definitely bigger than all the girls [Calvin Klein] has ever worked with, so that is really intimidating. She wasn’t sure, she said of the shoot, what was expected from her in terms of her size or shape.Refreshingly, what was expected of her was the same thing that was expected of Lara Stone: to take a beautiful picture.Emotional discomfort, when accepted, rises, crests and falls in a series of waves.You must learn one thing. The world was made to be free in. Give up all the other worlds Except the one in which you belong.So simple, yet so essential, the white shirt is the foundation of any wardrobe. It’s also the most multi-functional item, taking you from work to play with just the quick unfastening of a couple of buttons. It matter what style fitted boyfriend etc or even what fabric from silk to heavy cotton go with whatever suits your personal style best.Calvin Klein known for launching the careers of such svelte models as Brooke Shields and Kate Moss to cast a model who deviates from the size standard and make a fuss about it to Dalbesio who spent years.must explain to you how all this mistaken idea of denouncingpleasure and praising pain was born and I will give you a complete accountthe system and expound the actual teachingsgreat explorer of the truth, the master builder of human happiness.Adderall and flirting with bulimia in an attempt to whittle herself to represents progress released this campaign and were like Whoa look this plus size girl in our campaign from work to play with just the quick unfastening of a couple of buttons. They released me in this campaign with everyone else there no distinction. It’s not a separate section for plus size girls she says.center_img Be the change that you wish to see in the worldlast_img read more

LIAT to offer daily flights to Trinidad

first_imgRegional carrier LIAT has announced they will be introducing daily flights between Guyana and Trinidad, commencing on July 1 with the intent of connecting the two strategic points in the Caribbean.According to the airline, customers would have the limited opportunity to fly from the Eugene F Correia International Airport to Trinidad for only US$200, providing they book before May 31.LIAT’s Chief Executive Officer Julie Reifer-Jones said with the introduction of the new service, it would boost their destinations from 14 to 15. She explained that the airline has also been working assiduously to boost their on-time performance,LIAT’s Chief Executive Officer, Julie Reifer-Joneswhich currently stands at over 80 per cent for 2018.“We offer you the choice of connecting as far as Puerto Rico. We are proud of the improvements in our on-time performance. Even with the hurricanes last year, we were recording significant improvements in our on-time performance and we ended the year with a 68 per cent compared with 49 per cent before,” she noted.Reifer-Jones said with the launch of the new service, it would provide another important connection for their customers.“This daily service will help connect these two strategic points in the Caribbean for persons, whether it is for business or pleasure. This will give us three daily flights in Guyana and three flights out. We see this as critical because we think Guyana is an important market for LIAT and a growing market which we want to be able to take the opportunity to be a part of,” she said.Also at the launch was Business Minister Dominic Gaskin, who welcomed the service, noting that it would help to address the lack of airlift to and from Guyana. Gaskin said it was related during the recently concluded Inter-American Congress of Ministers and High-Level Authorities of Tourism, that there were difficulties in accessing flight to Guyana; hence, he described the new service as one that is timely.LIAT’s Head of Sales and Marketing, Egbert Riley explained that the airline has big plans for Guyana. He also stated that the Guyanese market is one of the most important markets for the carrier since it would have shuttled over 70,000 passengers in 2017.last_img read more

N.E.A.R. North supports 2010 Allan Cup

first_imgPhoto: Mac Lewis and staff from N.E.A.R North Services donate $4,000 to Allan Cup President Paul van Nostrand – Submitted.By Energeticcity.ca staff With just over 70 days to go until the 2010 Allan Cup in Fort St. John, N.E.A.R North Services has made a donation towards the cause. – Advertisement -N.E.A.R North Services donated $4,000 to the highly-anticipated competition in April. Organizers are still looking for sponsors, if you’d like to help out, contact Paul van Nostrand at 250-793-2211.last_img

RCMP search for suspects after two robberies

first_imgGrande Prairie RCMP are investigating two separate robberies in the city.The first incident occurred on Sept. 21 at around 2:40 p.m. Police say they received a call that a 30 year-old Grande Prairie man had been assaulted near St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.They say the man had stopped to pick up a woman and after they drove around for a bit, the woman demanded cash from the man, adding that she had a weapon. The man apparently told her to leave the truck, but they began arguing. – Advertisement -Subsequently, a new silver or grey truck approached the victim’s vehicle and several males got out. They approached the victim’s vehicle and one of the males got into the victim’s truck at which point they began to fight. Another of the suspects then hit the victim with a weapon. The males left the victim beside the road before taking off with his vehicle. Police say the suspects then drove north and the victim was taken to hospital where he was treated for a bad injury near his eye.Advertisement The female suspect is described as aboriginal. She is tall and slender and has long, black hair.One of the male suspects is described as Caucasian with a shaved head. He was wearing jeans and white shoes at the time of the incident.The second incident occurred on Oct. 14. RCMP say a 34 year-old Fort St. John man had left a casino and got into a cab at around 2:15 a.m.They say the man then went out in search of a prostitute and was taken to the area around 102 Street in the city. A female then told him they could meet at a hotel at 119 Ave. and 100 St.Police say the female took a cab to the hotel and went to the man’s room where she told him that some of her friends would be bringing liquor to the room. Advertisement Two males and a second female subsequently entered the room and one of the male suspects held a knife to the victim’s throat. The other male suspect then hit the man in the head and they all left with the victim’s credit cards and cash.The woman who first went to the hotel is described as being in her mid-20s, 5’7” in height and around 115 lbs. She has long, dark hair with blond patchy streaks at the tips. The woman may be aboriginal.There is no description of the men but police say they believe the three suspects who went to the hotel were in a four-door car that had Alberta licence plates.Anyone with information in regards to either of these incidents is asked to contact the Grande Prairie RCMP detachment at 780-830-5700 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.last_img read more

Okello sensational brace downs Somalia

first_imgSomalia who drew 0-0 with Djibouti  in their last game still have Hope’s with two ,more group stage matches against Burundi and Eritrea awaiting.While Somalia excited the crowd with their passing and sleek moves, Uganda were more interested in the business end of the game, hunting for goals to earn their semi final slot.Somalia had the first chance of the game within the opening minute when Hassan Badinur took on a shot from distance, but the effort flew wide.On the other end, Somalia defender Guled Abdirizak cleared the ball off the line aftrvOkello connected to a Mustafa Kiiza corner with an angled header.Uganda had more chances with Kiiza forcing the Somalia keeper to tip over his freekick for a corner while the shot stopper had to be alert again in the 14th minute to smoother away a rasping shot from distance by Paul Willa.The Cranes finally got into the lead in the 28th minute when Okello’s shot from range took an awkward bounce in front of the keeper and dodged his grasp to fly into the net.It was Uganda all the way with the Cranes not satisfied with the single goal lead. Fahad Bayp had a header off a Kiiza cross go wide while Okello also tried to go for a second but his shot was blocked.Somalia recorded their first shot on target in the 36th minute when a rare mistake by John Revita at the back gifted Abdelaziz Safimayo of the ball but the midfielder’s shot flew straight to Charles Lukwago’s waiting arms.Coming off the break, Uganda kept the pressure and should have been 2-0 up just three minutes after the restart, but Bayo’s header from a Kiiza cross came rattling under the crossbar.They were however two ahead in the 67th minute when Okello completed his brace with a brilliant curling effort after cutting in from the right.0Shares0000(Visited 20 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Ugandan forward Alan Okello celebrates his goal against Somalia during the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup at the Lugogo Arena on December 9, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluKAMPALA, Uganda, Dec 9 – Allan Okello struck a sensational brace as hosts Uganda beat a stubborn Somalia 2-0 at the Lugogo Complex on Monday evening to inch closer to the semi finals of the 2019 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup.Uganda are now on six points after back to back victories and will o ky need a point in their next tie against Eritrea on Wednesday to confirm their place in the last four.last_img read more


first_imgVarifocals can be described as reading and distance optical prescriptions combined in to one lens.The lenses have a measured change in strength from the top to the bottom, facilitating clear vision at all distances with the added convenience of only needing one pair of glasses.Because the focal range is varied, wearers will need to use them differently depending on what they are doing. • The upper part of the lens corrects distance vision which wearers will use when watching TV or looking at scenery for example.• The change between the distance and the reading prescription is in the middle of the lens. Wearers will use this part of the lens for viewing things at mid-range, for example when using the computer or cooking.• The lower part of the lens corrects near vision, which wearers will use to do close work such as reading, sewing, arts and crafts etc.For a limited time only, you can now get free reading glasses when you purchase a new frame with premium varifocal lenses (Essilor Varilux Comfort or Hoya Summit PRO Trueform and ID Lifestyle) at Brady Opticians, Donegal Town. Alternatively, if you prefer to have two pairs of varifocals, the second pair of varifocal lenses can be purchased at half price.Terms and conditions apply, so please visit or call Brady Opticians to obtain further details.All premium varifocal lenses at Brady Opticians offer wearers clear comfortable vision in all directions and at all distances, as the various correction areas smoothly transfer in to one another, eliminating any discomfort from sudden transition between optical prescriptions.Satisfaction GuaranteedAll varifocal lenses from Brady Opticians carry a 90-day non-tolerance guarantee. This means that if the wearer cannot adjust to their new varifocal lenses, Brady Opticians will replace them with bifocals or two separate pairs of glasses, i.e. one for distance and the other for reading, up to the same value, free of charge.You can find out more about our range of lenses by visiting www.bradyopticians.com or calling 074 97 21727 to make an appointment with an optician for individual advice.VARIFOCAL LENSES EXPLAINED BY BRADY OPTICIANS EXPERT was last modified: December 10th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Bradys OpticiansFeatureshealthnewslast_img read more


first_imgArena7 have opened their new private bowling room to the public and is already proving a great hit with numerous local companies and various parties availing of it. The V.I.P. Bowling Suite comes complete with • 3 Bowling Lanes• 2 Pool Table• 1 Large Screen• Disco Lighting & • Private Speaker System.Enda Nicholls owner of Arena7 is delighted with the response so far.“It’s been going great and we haven’t really got it advertised properly yet. We are still looking for a name for it and we would welcome any suggestions from the public and if they have a great name for it, we mite just surprise them with a prize. Send any suggestions you have to sales@arena7.ie”The room is ideal for those wishing to book a party at anytime of the day or night and can be hired for only €60 for 90 minutes or as part of any of our other great packages which cater for adults, teenage or kids bowling.You can find out more info by finding us on facebook or by calling Arena7 on 0749128853Ends ARENA 7 LAUNCH THEIR NEW THREE LANE PRIVATE BOWLING PARTY ROOM was last modified: September 22nd, 2011 by StephenShare 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:Arena 7last_img read more


first_imgA push on Donegal team doctor Kevin Moran by Armagh’s Aidan Findon resulted in a heated radio debate between Joe Brolly and Des Cahill.Dr Kevin Moran – pushed to the ground by Armagh player.The encounter after nine minutes in today’s All-Ireland quarter-final with a the row lasting nearly two minutes.Armagh’s Aaron Findon received a yellow card after the incident during which Dr Moran fell to the ground. The row occurred on popular RTE Radio One programme ‘Saturday Sport’, which was hosted by Cahill and Joanne Cantwell.Former Mayo GAA player Kevin McStay was also in the studio.While talking about the incident, Brolly told Cahill he believed he was “overblowing” the incident.“Doctors do not get thrown to the ground,” Cahill told Brolly. Brolly mentioned a recent boxing match RTE had covered – although he didn’t specify which match it was.But the RTE host said it had nothing to do with boxing and asked Brolly if he was saying it was okay for a doctor to get thrown onto the ground.“I remember one of the most brutal boxing fights I had ever seen in my life and you guys were lionising it and saying it was magnificent… that it was an example of tremendous courage.“Both boxers knocked each other out,” Brolly said.Des interjected saying it had nothing to do with the incident during the match. “That was boxing. That was boxing. This is a team sport when a doctor came on…”Brolly then replied: “I just think you are making too much of it Des… You know this is not… this is not a kiddie story.“I’m not allowing you trivialising it… that’s all I’m saying,” Cahill said.McStay then said he didn’t agree with Brolly’s viewpoint. “You have to a travel to a lot of other sports to see the medical staff being thrown to the floor,” McStay, who is a columnist with the Herald, said.“We’re an amateur sport. I can’t agree with you Joe.”Brolly then said: “If you put your head in the lion’s mouth, you shouldn’t sort of waggle it about you know.“I think you’re just overblowing the whole thing … it’s not the end of the world,” Brolly concluded.“I’d say in 30 years and more, in playing it and watching it, I’ve never seen a doctor tending another player, club or county level, being pulled out and pushed to the floor,” McStay added.BROLLY AND CAHILL IN HEATED ROW OVER PUSH ON DONEGAL TEAM DOCTOR was last modified: August 9th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:Croke ParkDes CahillDR KEVIN MORAMJOE BROLLYpushRTElast_img read more