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Oh sleep, where art thou

first_img And it’s certainly not unique to me. The 13-hour time difference between Jamaica and China and all the reasons listed above, and more, make this the situation for all the Jamaicans here. It’s something I’ve become used to over the years and it’s exactly what we signed up for, so, no complaints. Still, it’s probably a good thing there is a single-session day coming up soon. Anyway, when you’re staying up almost until the next morning’s session writing about Usain Bolt’s title defence after a tough season or O’Dayne Richards’ amazing and historic shot put bronze, or Rusheen McDonald’s 43-second national record in the 400m, things seem to flow a little better. You feel less tired; all is well with the world. The Bird’s Nest was rocking on Sunday night (Sunday morning Jamaica time), and I can only imagine the scenes in Half-Way-Tree as Bolt, in particular, sped to victory in the 100m. There was a camera crew at my station in the stands filming my reactions before, during and after the race. I hope my bosses don’t see that tape; I probably had as many interview requests as Bolt himself. Congrats again to the medallist and to Rusheen. Yesterday belonged to Jamaica. I think there will be a few more days like this to come. Which, of course, means … no sleep. jamaican experience You know what? I think the journalists here covering the World Championships should get some medals as well. Yeah, man! For solo journalists from a country like Jamaica with so may athletes participating, such a demanding and knowledgeable public, such high- profile athletes, it really is tough work covering major championships like the World Championships. Just yesterday, Yohan Blake’s manager, Cubie Seegobin, was making fun of me in the media tribune, telling a friend that I seem to be having trouble sleeping since I’m always sending messages at odd times and always ‘online’ since I have been in China. It certainly isn’t by choice. It feels like I haven’t really slept since arriving a week ago. For sure, since the meet itself started, I’ve been logging consistent days with nothing more than an odd hour or two.last_img read more

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Falcons edge Bulldogs for 2-2 record

first_imgIn ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Adamson had four players scoring in double digits, and that was the kind of production head coach Franz Pumaren envisioned his team would have coming into the season. “What I saw right now was the team that I envisioned at the start of the season wherein each and everyone will contribute one way or the other,” said Pumaren.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogPapi Sarr led Adamson with a 19-point, 13-rebound double-double while Jerrick Ahanmisi and Jonathan Espeleta had 13 points apiece.Jerie Pingoy filled the stat sheets with 12 points, five assists, and six steals for the Falcons. MOST READ DAY6 is for everybody View comments LATEST STORIES Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up How to help the Taal evacuees Pumaren on UE’s 0-4 start: ‘We need everyone to contribute’ Kurt Lojera scored his lone field goal of the game on a pull-up jumper to give Adamson a 10-point lead, 76-66, while Sarr and Sean Manganti scored five straight points for an 81-69 buffer with 2:40 left as the Falcons kept the Bulldogs at bay.Jayjay Alejandro was the lone offensive bright spot for NU as he finished with 25 points, on 10-of-20 shooting, with seven rebounds.center_img Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ FILE PHOTO – Adamson center Papi Sarr during the Falcons’ game against the La Salle Green Archers. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAdamson University evened its record in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament tripping National University, 83-76, Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Soaring Falcons improved to 2-2 tying the Bulldogs at the fourth spot.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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JRU edges San Sebastian, secures playoff for Final Four

first_imgHow to help the Taal evacuees Abdel Poutouochi drained two pressured pack free throws with 29.5 seconds remaining to give JRU the lead, 59-58.The Golden Stags still had a sliver of hope in the ensuing possession, but Ryan Costelo overcooked his floater as Jed Mendoza secured the rebound.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogMendoza split his freebies with 11.2 ticks on the clock, but Michael Calisaan could not score on his undergoal stab as the Heavy Bombers pulled away.“It’s our composure,” said coach Vergel Meneses. “They got back the lead and we got a basket. In the last two possessions, we made a good stop. Maybe it’s because my players want to prove something, that they belong in this league. I can’t say anything else about them.” Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netJose Rizal University pulled off a thrilling 60-58 victory over San Sebastian to move closer to the Final Fourth berth in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.The Heavy Bombers held on to collect their third straight victory and 10th overall to move up to 10-6 and assure themselves of at least a playoff for the last two Final Four spots.ADVERTISEMENT Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene DAY6 is for everybody Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up 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 Newton’s sexist remark sours yogurt sponsor deal Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Calisaan topped the Golden Stags with 15 points and 13 rebounds, while Allyn Bulanadi and JM Calma got nine markers in the losing effort.The Scores:JRU 60 – Grospe 14, Mendoza 14, Teodoro 11, Poutouochi 10, Sawat 6, Dela Virgen 3, Abdul Razak 2, Lasquety 0, David 0.SAN SEBASTIAN 58 – Calisaan 15, Bulanadi 9, Calma 9, Ilagan 8, David 7, Navarro 3, Costelo 2, Baetiong 2, Capobres 2, Mercado 1, Gayosa 0, Are 0.Quarters: 22-17, 33-30, 46-45, 60-58. Mendoza paced JRU with 14 points, six rebounds, three assists, and a block, while Ervin Grospe also had 14 markers, three boards, and two dimes.Tey Teodoro went 3-of-10 from three to wound up with 11 points and eight rebounds, while the Cameroonian Poutouochi had 10 markers and 14 boards in the win.With the game in the bag, the Heavy Bombers can now shift their focus to Tuesday’s duel against Mapua, where a win could clinch them a seat in the Final Four.“I told them before this game, we have to get this one and we can’t be complacent against Mapua. Now, we can worry about it on Tuesday,” said Meneses.San Sebastian continued to see its Final Four chances decline as it dropped to 7-8.ADVERTISEMENT For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Rage return home with game against Fresno

first_imgThe hometown team found themselves shorthanded numerous times early in the game. Eventually Chris Blessing of Fresno would make it 1-0.The second period had Fresno scoring an early goal to make it 2-0. This would spark the Rage as they began to establish a solid forecheck and generate scoring chances. Tyson McCallum would get his team on the board off of the rush. It didn’t take long for the Monsters to answer back as Riley Borer made it 3-1. Dawson Creek continued to fight back with Carter Page putting his team within one. The second period came to an end with the score 3-2 for Fresno.The final frame had Dawson Creek continuing to work hard and keep their energy up. Just moments in, Jason Wark would tie the game as a result of a hard working shift from the entire line. The Rage went on to control the period but the skilled Fresno forwards were able to bury 2 more quick goals, including a power play marker. Last stitch efforts from the Rage fell short as the final score remained 5-3 for the Monsters. – Advertisement -The Dawson Creek Rage will play Fresno one more time tonight at 7pm before the Christmas break.last_img read more

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Penalty kill killing Huskies

first_imgFor the second time in as many nights the Fort St. John Huskies found themselves putting an L in the win/loss column of their schedule, and as was the case Friday night against Sexsmith penalty killing was a big reason why. After allowing three power play goals to the Vipers, the Huskies allowed another three power play goals, this time to the County of Grande Prairie JDA Kings, a game the Huskies lost 6-4.After the game assistant coach Todd Alexander was blunt in his assessment of the team’s penalty killing, saying changes need to be made in a hurry.“Obviously we’ll have a look at that and see what we can do better there. We’ve got to make a change. We’ve got to make an adjustment. Coaching staff has got to do a better job of getting us ready for the penalty kill. Something’s got to change. That’s just something that’s unacceptable,” he said.- Advertisement -Through the late stages of the second period until the end of the third, it seemed like two entirely different games were being played. The Huskies appeared passive and unsure of their decisions in the first portion of the game, but in the second the team did a great job of controlling the tempo, and made it seem as though a comeback was a very real possibility.“You look at the last 26 minutes of the hockey game, we were losing 5-1, and we lose the game 6-4. Our veteran players got to be ready to play, they’ve got to get the other guys up ready to play. When we’re playing our game and playing hard, not worrying about the things we can’t control, we’re a tough team to play against. We didn’t have that for the first 34 minutes. We played a great 26 minutes and won 3-1,” Alexander said.Fort St. John actually got out to an early lead in the tilt with Kody Disher scoring before the game was three minutes old, but the team was unable to do anything productive to build on the advantage.Advertisement “I thought after we got the first one usually we get rolling after that but we just sat back and watched the game and let the game come to us. You can’t do that. These guys have got too good of forwards and they made us pay,” Alexander admitted.Scoring for the Huskies were Kody Disher, Cayle Bell, Jacob Lang, and Jared Barilla.The next game for the Huskies is scheduled for Friday night at home against the Beaverlodge Blades at 8 p.m.last_img read more

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Cease and Desist Order given to Formula Powell

first_imgFormula Powell has been given a cease and desist order by the City of Fort St. John.The City expressed concern over the amount of contaminated snow being brought into Formula Powell’s yard in the community. Diane Hunter with the City says the Ministry of Environment agreed and they should start hauling the snow out of the community within 24 hours. [asset|aid=1106|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=e873aed9b8a454af82107a799c68e718-Diane – Forumla Powell_1_Pub.mp3]The Ministry of the Environment and Formula Powell will now hold discussions as to where the contaminated snow will be moved to. Diane says normally the Ministry would contact the City of Fort St. John. [asset|aid=1107|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=e873aed9b8a454af82107a799c68e718-Diane – Forumla 2_1_Pub.mp3]- Advertisement -The City Manager also says the number of dump truck loads is actually closer to 600.last_img read more

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Last Valley singer gets boot on season’s ‘Idol’

first_imgBrandon Rogers, who forgot the words to his song in competition this week on “American Idol,” got the boot Wednesday – and with him went any chance that a San Fernando Valley singer would remain in the race this season. Rogers, 28, a former backup singer who lives in North Hollywood, was the last of four Los Angeles residents to be eliminated. There won’t be a repeat of last year’s McPheever phenomenon that carried Sherman Oaks’ Katharine McPhee to the final round. Rogers, the first of the final dozen to be voted off the top-rated Fox network talent contest, said he had no hard feelings, especially after stumbling through lyrics to the Motown classic “You Can’t Hurry Love” on Tuesday. “I kind of expected it,” he said. Sanjaya Malakar and Phil Stacey had the next-lowest vote tallies in the phone balloting, which drew about 28 million calls and text messages. The winner will be crowned in May. – Fred Shuster 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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LATE LATE SHOW HEARTACHE: PARTNER OF MARIE FLEMING READS HER LETTER TO THE NATION

first_imgTHE partner of assisted suicide campaigner Marie Fleming broke down in tears on the Late Late Show last night as he read out a letter she had written to the people of Ireland.Tom Curran spoke to Ryan Tubridy in an emotional interview about their failure to have assisted suicide recognised by Irish law. Marie, from Lifford here in County Donegal, is in the final stages of multiple sclerosis and was “very disappointed” after the Supreme Court rejected her appeal against the High Court’s refusal to grant orders that would allow her to be lawfully helped to end her life at a time of her choice.Mr Curran however said he was still prepared to help his terminally ill partner to end her life. He also revealed that Marie, a prolific writer, would publish her memoirs.Tubridy had visited Marie at their home earlier this week.But neither he nor the audience was prepared as Tom Curran read a letter she had written especially for the RTE1 programme.Weeping at times, Mr Curran read Marie’s letter.It read: “Thank you for listening to what I have to say. This is what was missing from the court.“While I feel let down by the judgement it is more upsetting that I feel that I wasn’t listened to. It seems the State does not want me to die but all the time shifts away at my quality of time one cutback after another; the latest being the mobility scheme and the carbon tax increasing heating and transport costs.“Shame on Enda Kenny for what he is doing to people like me. If the people who made the decisions won’t listen to me I would ask them to come and live with my life for just one day, even one hour, and tell me how enthusiastic they would be about living.“It seems they will not give me permission to die but they will not help me to live either.“On a positive note I want to say how grateful I am to Tom, my family and all my carers for what they do for me. They do all the things I wish I was able to do for myself like showering, dressing, feeding and even scratching my nose when it itches.“I tolerate a lot and I don’t ask much. All I ask is to make my decision about death and to be given that help that I need to carry out my wishes. Through no fault of my own I cannot carry out my wishes myself. I am not asking to find someone to help me; I have that person already.“All I ask is that I carry out my wishes without getting him into trouble. Is that too much to ask?”Mr Curran then broke down as the studio audience burst into a round of applause.LATE LATE SHOW HEARTACHE: PARTNER OF MARIE FLEMING READS HER LETTER TO THE NATION was last modified: May 4th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:LATE LATE SHOW HEARTACHE: PARTNER OF MARIE FLEMING READS HER LETTER TO THE NATIONlast_img read more

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EVERYONE ASKED TO ‘ROW’ IN BEHIND THE MOUNTCHARLES REGATTA

first_imgIT may only be a matter of a few weeks old but everyone appears to ‘row’ in behind a good cause in Mountcharles.Mountcharles Rowing Club was set up in May 2013 and this weekend it is gearing up for its first Regatta.Its been 36 years since a Regatta was held in the area and the club is preparing for what has all the expectation of being a fantastic day of racing. Facilities at Mountcharles Big Pier along with the amenities and viewing for visitors promises a good day for all the family.Clubs from across Donegal including Moville, Tráighéanach, Kincasslagh, Burtonport, Loughross, Killybegs, Inver, CCF (Cloughaneely) and Donegal are to attend.A poster for the last regatta in Mountcharles 36 years go.With all these clubs present it promises to be the largest contented regatta of the season and it being the LAST regatta makes it all the more special and one not to be missed.Hope to see you all there.  EVERYONE ASKED TO ‘ROW’ IN BEHIND THE MOUNTCHARLES REGATTA was last modified: August 31st, 2013 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:Mountcharles regattalast_img read more