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Mayhew gets heroes’ welcome at Charlemont High

first_img “I didn’t think it (participation) would have led to this and all what took place, so everything has been unexpected. I am really surprised, I didn’t know that anything like this was going to happen,” he exclaimed. “From the moment I came through the airport, my family and school was there cheering me on, and it was just a feeling of excitement and feeling good to know my school can support me like this; whatever happened, they still have me as a winner, and I feel good to know I can make my country proud and my family and school happy,” he told The Gleaner. Mayhew, who has only been in the sport for over a year now, revealed that the track was not the best. “The environment at the track wasn’t perfect to get the best times. All the competitors’ times were slower than their best in training, so that really affected everyone. But I tried my best although the track wasn’t the best, but it wasn’t enough to win the race. “But I am 13th in the world, and that is awesome,” he beamed. “A lot of support was there. There were few Jamaicans, but everyone supported me because they love Jamaicans, and that was one of the factors that caused me to get my best time, and I really feel good and hope for the best in the future,” he continued. “My motivation is to make everyone proud and put my best in everything I do. I feel I can make it. I know I have the potential as I am doing the sport for 12 months and qualified for the Youth Olympics with lack of training and factors needed to perfect the sport. “But I am going somewhere in life, and that’s a challenge. I will keep on doing what I am doing to make everyone proud,” he said. Charlemont High School gave Daniel Mayhew a hero’s welcome for his performance at the Winter Youth Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway recently, with an open march celebration at the Linstead-based institution on Monday. The march started almost on the highway and the students travelled for little over a mile en route to the school, where the 17-year-old got an even greater reception from the waiting school populace, with banners and pictures of his achievement decorating the school. Mayhew became Jamaica’s first Junior Winter Olympics representative, finishing a creditable 13th in the monobob competition at the Games. “I thank Charlemont High School for putting it (celebration) on. The feeling I got was extraordinary, I felt so happy knowing I wasn’t a winner on the podium and I come home a winner because of the support everyone has shown me,” said Mayhew. SURPRISEDlast_img read more

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England Women go 2-1 up in ODI series

first_imgWest Indies Women will have to come from behind if they are to top their five-match one-day international series against England Women after going down by 112 runs in game three at Sabina Park yesterday.Asked to get 221 for victory the West Indies, who won game two to level the series, imploded, and were dismissed for 108 with 13.2 overs remaining.Yesterday’s win handed England a 2-1 lead in the series with game four set for tomorrow at Sabina Park.”It was a tough match,” West Indies captain Stafanie Taylor said after the game and indeed it was, as England gradually took control after winning the toss and batting.England started cautiously and were 24 for two in the eighth over.BIGGEST TOTALHowever, led by opener Lauren Winfield, England posted what was their biggest total of the series.Winfield scored 79 and got good support from Natalie Sciver who made 58.The two shared a 94-run fourth wicket stand which took the total from 72 for three to 167 for four.Bowling for the West Indies Shaquana Quintyne took three for 36.When the West Indies batted they had a fair start and were 35 for one in the 13th over. However, as soon as captain Stafanie Taylor was bowled for nine by pacer Jenny Gunn to break a 20-run stand with opener Quintyne, it triggered a mini-collapse from which the home team never recovered.Quintyne hit a topscore of 21, and Shermaine Campbell got 20.Gunn, two for eight, left-arm spinner Alex Hartley, two for 24, and pacer Laura Marsh, two for 31, ended as England’s leading bowlers.”For us, it was just the kind of performance we were hoping for,” said England’s captain, Heather Knight.”Our batters did a good job to get us to a very competitive total, and when we bowled we kept the pressure up from the get-go.”SCOREBOARDENGLANDL. Winfield b Dottin 79T. Beaumont c King b Connell 4G. Elwiss b Dottin 3*H. Knight c Cooper b Fletcher 22N. Sciver c Dottin b Fletcher 58D. Wyatt b Quintyne 17+A. Jones c Campbelle b Matthews 12K. Brunt c Fletcher b Quintyne 2J. Gunn b Quintyne 7L. Marsh st Aguilleira b Matthews 0A. Hartley not out 1Extras (lb2, w12, nb1) 15Total (all out; 49.5 overs) 220Fall of wickets: 1-15, 2-24, 3-72, 4-167, 5-185, 6-208, 7-210, 8-213, 9-214, 10-220.Bowling: Connell 8-0-42-1 (w1), Dottin 10-0-45-2 (w6, nb1), Fletcher 10-1-39-2 (w1), Mohammed 5-0-19-0, Quintyne 8.5-0-36-3, Matthews 4-0-20-2.WEST INDIES WOMENH. Matthews lbw b Brunt 5S. Quintyne c Knight b Gunn 21*S. Taylor b Gunn 9D. Dottin c Brunt b Knight 20+M. Aguilleira run out 0B. Cooper lbw b Marsh 4S. Campbelle b Hartley 18S. King lbw b Elwiss 8A. Fletcher c Knight b Hartley 0A. Mohammed c Elwiss b Marsh 9S. Connell not out 2Extras (lb3, w9) 12Total (all out; 35.4 overs) 108Fall of wickets: 1-15, 2-35, 3-47, 4-48, 5-64, 6-69, 7-94, 8-94, 9-105, 10-108. (Mohammed, 35.4)Bowling: Brunt 5-1-11-1 (w1), Sciver 4-0-13-0, Marsh 9.4-1-31-2 (w1), Gunn 5-0-8-2 (w4), Hartley 7-0-24-2, Knight 4-0-16-1, Elwiss 1-0-2-1 (w1).Result: England Women won by 112 runs.Series: England Women lead five-match series 2-1.Toss: England Women.Umpires: G. Brathwaite, N. Duguid.last_img read more

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Friends of Jimmy Bokay’ Donate Education, Other Materials in Nimba

first_imgOver the weekend, three different youth groups across Nimba County Electoral District #2 under the banner, “Friends of Jimmy Bokay” donated educational materials and other assorted items, to various schools and other targeted communities in Sanniquellie, Nimba County.According to founder, Jimmy N.C. Bokay, the donated items included several boxes of reading materials, four sets of jerseys and four footballs to the four high schools in Sanniquellie. The high schools that benefited from the gesture are St. Mary’s, Sanniquellie Central, Seventh Day Adventist and Levi H. Martin Baptist.The Friends of Bokay also donated 10 bags of cement to each of the ongoing Dahnlorpa Youth Palava Hut project and the Goto Yarpea Development Project and two 25kg bags of rice to the Yarpea Self-help Road Rehabilitation project. The 10 mile road project is being undertaken by locals using their bare hands, cutlasses and axes to fell trees for building bridges in the absence of yellow machines used to construct farm-to-market roads in the area. Meanwhile, Mr. Bokay said the friendship club also presented an undisclosed amount of cash as tokens of appreciation to the Nimba County Football Team, the Sanniquellie Youth Forum and the ongoing reconstruction work at the county sports pitch headed by local construction firm, Jungle Water Group of Investment.The beneficiaries through their various spokespersons expressed gratitude to Mr. Bokay and the leadership of “Friends of Bokay” for the gesture.The schools were especially grateful for the books, and promised to use them for the intended purpose. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Pomeroon residents appeal for safe drinking water

first_imgResidents in the Pomeroon River, Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) are now faced with drinking water woes as their only source of water is now not safe for consumption.The murky water in the Pomeroon RiverPomeroon is the home of thousands of Amerindians.According to the residents, owing to the prolonged dry season, the Region was forced to pump water from the already low conservancy to save the rice fields and as such, that has contributed to low water levels in the Pomeroon River.As a result, with Atlantic Ocean at high tide, the murky sea water would make its way into the River making it impossible for residents to use.Schools, businesses and other institutions are affected.Residents who have large water storage tanks are running low while those who cannot afford such storage are facing serious problems in sourcing potable water.They are appealing to the authorities to address the issue with urgency.One of the recommendations made by residence is to implement a water distribution system along the river so persons can have access to clean drinking water.last_img read more

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Rodgers insists Liverpool deserved better against Everton and hits out at referee Atkinson

first_imgBrendan Rodgers refused to criticise his Liverpool players after Everton snatched a dramatic late point from the Merseyside derby, and instead directed his anger towards referee Martin Atkinson.A superb second-half free-kick from captain Steven Gerrard looked to have secured a first Premier League victory for the Reds since the end of August.But the home side were agonisingly denied a much-needed three points by their near rivals after a stunning long-range strike from defender Phil Jagielka in stoppage time.The home side had missed numerous chances before Jagielka’s last-gasp leveller, but Rodgers insisted he was pleased with the level of performance from his players.“We didn’t get what we deserved,” he claimed. “We were much the better side today and when you concede a goal late on like that it probably epitomises the luck that went against us today.“I’m very proud of the players. The intensity was getting back up to near where we have been for 18 months. Tactically, I thought we were good in the game, and we defended well.“The performance, which I’m clearly looking at at the moment, was at a much better level than we have been at. I never felt in any danger.”And Rodgers felt the decision not to award his side a penalty early on, when Raheem Sterling’s rising shot struck the arm of Gareth Barry, proved critical to the outcome.“That was nearly a save,” he said. “I don’t know what Martin was thinking because he had a good look at it.“When your arms are up above your head and you stop it as blatant as that, how it is not a penalty I’ll never know.”last_img read more

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Messi and Aguero in Argentina Copa America squad

first_img0Shares0000Argentina’s Lionel Messi and Sergio Aguero have scored 104 interational goals between them © AFP/File / JUAN MABROMATABuenos Aires, Argentina, May 21 – Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi and the returning Sergio Aguero headed the 23-man Copa America squad announced by Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni on Tuesday.Paris Saint Germain winger Angel Di Maria was also included but there was no place for striker Gonzalo Higuain, who is on loan at Chelsea from Juventus. “These are the best players in an important time for the national team,” said Scaloni ahead of the tournament hosted by Brazil, which begins on June 14.Argentina will play in Group B alongside Colombia, Paraguay and guests Qatar, the 2022 World Cup hosts and current Asian champions.Messi, who only returned to the Argentina squad in March after an eight-month absence following the World Cup in Russia, will turn 32 during the competition.Di Maria, like Messi, made his post-World Cup return in March ahead of friendlies against Venezuela and Morocco, but Manchester City’s Aguero had not been called up since Argentina’s 4-3 last 16 defeat to eventual champions France in Russia.Another high-profile omission was Inter Milan forward Mauro Icardi, who has been left out of the Italian team’s line-up for the last two months over a dispute regarding a contract renewal.“Keeping everyone happy is difficult,” admitted Scaloni, who said he’d had “doubts right until the end” over the final squad make-up.Argentina have not won the Copa America, or any major international tournament, since 1993, losing in the final in four of the last five editions of the continental showpiece.Squad: Goalkeepers: Agustin Marchesin (America Mexico/MEX), Franco Armani (River Plate), Esteban Andrada (Boca Juniors)Defenders: German Pezzela (Fiorentina/ITA), Juan Foyth (Tottenham Hotspur/ENG), Nicolas Otamendi (Manchester City/ENG), Nicolas Tagliafico (Ajax/NED), Marcos Acuna (Sporting Lisbon/POR), Renzo Saravia (Racing Club), Ramiro Funes Mori (Villarreal/ESP), Milton Casco (River Plate)Midfielders: Leandro Paredes, Angel Di Maria (both Paris Saint-Germain/FRA), Guido Rodriguez (America Mexico/MEX), Giovani Lo Celso (Real Betis/ESP), Roberto Pereyra (Watford/ENG), Rodrigo De Paul (Udinese/ITA), Exequiel Palacios (River Plate)Forwards: Lionel Messi (Barcelona/ESP), Sergio Aguero (Manchester City/ENG), Paulo Dybala (Juventus/ITA), Lautaro Martinez (Inter Milan/ITA), Matias Suarez (River Plate)0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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NBC Says “No” to iPad, Wants People to Pay

first_imgTags:#Apple#NYT#Trends#Video Services#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… sarah perez Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts center_img NBC isn’t hopping on the iPad bandwagon, according to recent reports. The media giant known for popular shows like “The Office” and “30 Rock” reportedly told Apple it won’t be making any of its online shows iPad-compatible anytime soon. And it’s not alone. Sources cited by The New York Post’s Claire Atkinson say that Time Warner and several other “large media companies” are forgoing what they claim is an expensive reformatting of their video libraries. But is conversion expense the real reason why some media companies are eschewing the Apple iPad craze? Or is the fact that the ad dollars just aren’t there yet to make it worth their while?That some media companies aren’t “iPad-ready” isn’t new information by any means, but the fact that it’s being rehashed, re-reported and re-analyzed is notable, especially following Google’s newfound partnership with Adobe, whose Flash plugin stills powers much of the video on the Web today. With support for Flash in both the upcoming Google TV platform, as well as in Google’s Android mobile operating system (an OS that’s now outselling Apple’s iPhone), Google is making it clear that for the time being, the Web still needs Flash. And media companies like NBC and Time Warner are along for the ride. Why convert videos for the iPad when Android may dominate? Why waste time on “iDevice” support when ad dollars associated with streaming media barely impact the bottom line? These are the very questions major media companies are considering as we speak. Streaming Ads Don’t PaySome TV and video is available for free on the iPad today, but it’s still more limited that what you would find on the Web in general. ABC has an iPad app, but that’s not surprising considering that the Disney-owned property has Jobs as its largest shareholder. CBS has an iPad-friendly site, but only a few shows are available, and media-filled sites like CNN, Fox News, ESPN.com and others offer varying degrees of iPad-readiness. But NBC won’t be following these early adopters, it appears. There’s a very telling quote about this issue from NBC Universal’s president and CEO, Jeff Zucker, that he delivered in January. Speaking about tech advances and the iPad in particular, he said, “We believe in ubiquitous distribution of our content and the fact is consumers want to engage with our content wherever they are… As long as we get paid for that content, we don’t really care where it’s displayed or where it’s used.” “Get paid,” he said. Streaming video sites, even the NBC Universal creation Hulu.com, have been struggling to make that a reality. Although Hulu finally reached profitability this year, the numbers aren’t anywhere near what traditional TV advertising brings in. Hulu’s revenue topped $100 million in 2009, according to Hulu chief Jason Kilar. To put that in perspective, a 30-second national broadcast TV commercial maybe makes around $300,00-$500,000 these days. Too Expensive to Convert? But is there any truth to the claims that conversion is too expensive? Open-Web zealots will tell you that’s a bunch of “FUD” – conversion costs are minimal and there are plenty of solutions out there for ditching Flash and moving to HTML5, the upcoming Web standard that supports plugin-free video viewing. In reality, while HTML5-enabled video streams are possible today, large media publishers are still waiting for video platform providers to catch up to the capabilities Adobe’s Flash currently offers, including rich analytics, advertising and engagement tracking, and more. That’s just around the corner, though. For example, video platform provider Brightcove will be on par with Flash by year-end, according to its published roadmap. However, the expense of conversion is not necessarily as trivial as Apple CEO Steve Jobs has made it seem. The truth, said Brightcove CEO Jeremy Allaire, is that “it depends.” As he told us earlier, publishers that use homegrown video solutions will have more expenses associated with the creation of HTML5 websites. But for customers using platform solutions (like his, of course), the transition is much easier. But Flash and HTML5 will co-exist for years, he said. It’s not a matter of ditching one for the other. That means companies offering an iPad-compatible website must maintain it separately and there is some cost involved with that, minimal as it may be. But Conversion Cost Isn’t the Problem Here: NBC & Others Just Want to Make MoneyLast month, The New York Times reported that NBC execs were showing off a mock-up of an iPad/iPhone-compatible mobile website that offered full episodes of popular shows, ready for streaming. At the last minute, however, the company decided to block iPad viewing of these shows. At present, only clips and the short-form “webisodes” play on the iPhone or iPad. The fact that NBC had already gone so far as to build a mock-up of an iPad-friendly site makes the whole “it’s too expensive” argument questionable, at least in this case. So let’s get real about this. NBC isn’t a great network these days. In fact, it hasn’t been “must-see TV” since “Friends” or maybe even the “Seinfeld” era. Olympics coverage notwithstanding, the network trailed others during the past season, losing out to Fox and CBS, both of whom were riding high on the return of the sitcom and reality programming.  Does NBC want to give away its best content for free right now? No. If anyone is bothering to tune into NBC at all, they had better be paying for it, thinks the network, either via their eyeballs glued to the TV screen, via a paid-for iTunes download or perhaps soon, via a subscription to the long-rumored, but still unrealized Hulu iPad application. Curse, NBC, Time Warner and other iPad holdouts if you want for limiting the fun you can have with your new slate computer. But for them, the iPad isn’t pushing these companies toward the quick adoption of HTML5-powered video – it’s pushing them to figure out a business model for making video pay. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Morning Newswrap April 18

first_imgHandwara protests: Mobile internet services restored in KashmirMobile Internet service in parts of the Kashmir Valley was suspended last week in the wake of protests triggered by the death of four people over molestation of a girl allegedly by a soldier in Handwara.Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff loses crucial impeachment vote Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff lost a crucial impeachment vote in the lower house of Congress and appeared almost certain to be forced from office in a move that would end 13 years of leftist Workers’ Party rule.Sarbjit’s Salamat: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Randeep Hooda and Richa Chadda’s song will leave you teary-eyed In the song, Randeep Hooda is seen remembering his old days when he was happy and was with his family. Randeep and Richa share a crackling chemistry in the song. Aishwarya is also seen recalling her good old days with her brother and in the present she is fighting for him.Dipa Karmakar becomes first Indian gymnast to qualify for Olympics Dipa Karmakar has made history by becoming the first ever Indian gymnast to qualify for the Olympics. In the final qualifier of the Olympic Test event in Rio de Janeiro, she put up an impressive show.last_img read more