Taylor-made! – Calabar star rewrites record books again

first_imgKingston College (KC) continue to go about their business in a workmanlike manner; Calabar High had another so-so day; Christopher Taylor is at it again; and the Edwin Allen machine is cranking into high gear. The ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletic Championships had its fair share of high points yesterday, and with today’s penultimate day of competition promising major excitement with the 100m finals and key hurdles and field events battles, it’s the KC faithful who are happiest at this stage. The boys from North Street lead the way with 37 points, with Jamaica College (JC) keeping them company with 33.5. Petersfield High’s team has impressed all week and they are currently third on 28 points, with St Jago as next best on 24, and defending champions Calabar in fifth with 23.5 points. Edwin Allen have been hitting the right keys so far, hardly putting a foot wrong since the opening day of competition. They are on course to defend their Girls’ title with 47 points after six events, 14 ahead of Hydel, with Excelsior in third place on 26 points. Holmwood (24) and St Jago (23) round out the top five. CLASS TWO’S DEJOUR RUSSELL Calabar will have to work deep into Saturday night if they are to retain their title, but they certainly have the tools to do so. “I am not perturbed. We still have enough depth to go on and win,” said Calabar’s head coach Michael Clarke. Taylor, who already helped himself to the 400m record on Tuesday, was clearly not satisfied as he powered through the line in his Class Two Boys’ 200m semi-final, stopping the clock at 20.80, which betters another Calabar man – Ramone McKenzie’s 20.89 run in 2007. His schoolmate, Dejour Russell, followed up that run with an impressive one of his own, clocking 21.08 to win his semi-final, knowing very well that the defending champions will be banking heavily on maximising points in this event in tomorrow’s final. Herbert Morrison scored an unlikely one-two in the Boys’ Class Three high jump final, pushing with gold-medal winner Antonio Hanson and his teammate, Javeir Hall, both clearing 1.85m, in the process pushing pre-Champs favourite Lamar Reid (Calabar), 1.75m into third place. Edwin Allen High’s Janique Burgher won the Class Three girl’s high jump event after clearing 1.70m ahead of Shauntia Davidson (Hydel), 1.65m, and Excelsior’s Kaliah Jones, who also cleared 1.65m. In a closely contested girls Class Four long jump final, St Jago’ Dayshanae Hall took home the gold with a 5.17m leap, finishing ahead of Edwin Allen’s Paula-Ann Chambers, 5.14m, and Excelsior’s Samoya Neil, 5.13m. Petersfield’s Sanjae Lawrence took gold in the Class One Boys’ discus event with a 53.90m heave to get the better of Excelsior’s Phillip Barnett, 53.78m, and Calabar’s Warren Barrett, who would have been disappointed with his 52.88m bronze-medal mark. The Boys’ Class Two shot put title was won by Petersfield’s Daniel Cope, with a distance of 16.81m. Second place went to Meadowbrook’s Cobe Graham, 16.22m, with another Petersfield athlete, Courtney Lawrence, 15.62m, taking third. Michael Campbell (JC), who clocked 10.83, and Jhevaughn Matherson (KC), 10.95, both dipped below 11 seconds despite a strong headwind in the Class One Boys’ 100m, with other podium contenders Raheem Chambers (St Jago), 11.02, and Nigel Ellis (St Elizabeth), 11.04, also looking comfortable in qualifying to today’s semi-finals. With Tyreke Wilson missing due to injury, his Calabar teammate Dejour Russell seems to have little to be worried about where the Class Two Boys 100m gold medal is concerned. Russell followed Wilson to the line in a Calabar one-two at last year’s championships, but he is expected to boss the event this time around. He was certainly commanding in winning his heat yesterday afternoon, stopping the clock at 11.49 with little effort. He was still making his way back to the Stadium East area when Munro College’s AndrÈ Edwards posted 10.95 to win his heat and perhaps give the Calabar man something to think about, with JC’s Chislon Gordon, 11.06, and Gary Gordon (St Jago), 11.28, also advancing impressively. Top-billed Jamaica College (JC) pair of defending Class One triple jump champion, O’Brien Wasome, who already won gold in the Class One Boys’ long jump on Wednesday, and record holder Clayton Brown will take their rivalry into today’s final after both booked safe passage from yesterday’s preliminary round. Wasome won his section with a 14.61m effort ahead of Calabar man Javier Lowe, 14.38m, and Old Harbour’s Ryan Brown, 14.15m. Brown was third in his section with a mark of 14.47m, but there is a lot more in the tank. Jordan Scott (Campion), 15.04m, led all qualifiers, with Calabar’s Gabriel Allen, 14.49m, also doing well to qualify. St Jago’s Keenan Lawrence is the form athlete in the Class Two Boys’ 1500m, with many expecting him to seriously test Kemoy Campbell’s record of 3:58.06 set in 2007 He was comfortable in qualifying for the final, winning his heat in 4:12.98 ahead of Calabar’s Kimar Farquharson, who posted 4:13.40 for second place. St Elizabeth Technical’s Dwight Mason was, however, the fastest among the qualifiers, stopping the clock at 4:12.89. The Class One equivalent saw Rusea’s athlete Akeem Colley, who won his heat in a season’s best 4:05.40, registering the quickest time going into the final, with gold-medal favourite and defending champion Shevan Parkes finishing second in a time of 4:06.01. Samara Spencer of Hydel High leads all qualifiers into tomorrow’s final of the Class One long jump – set for 4:53 p.m. – after registering a huge season best of 6.04 metres during yesterday’s prelims. Excelsior will seek to continue their fine showing at this year’s championships in the Class Four high jump final as their duo of Shantae Foreman and Daniel Harris both cleared 1.55m, with gold-medal favourite Foreman doing so on her first attempt. Amelia Davis of Wolmer’s Girl led six others who cleared 1.50m. RETAIN TITLElast_img read more

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Pervocate Expands Diabetes Testing and Awareness

first_imgThe management of Pervocate, a diabetes testing and awareness center, has taken its ‘free’ diabetes testing and awareness community initiative to Buchanan, Grand Bassa County.The community initiative, which took place recently, brought together a cross-section of residents of the county, among them the Buchanan City Mayor, Julia K. Bono.  Pervocate’s chief executive officer (CEO), James Momoh, told Buchanan residents of the importance of diabetes testing and awareness, which he described as a key component in the management of the disease.The Pervocate executive said diabetes had become a global medical condition affecting the vast majority of the world’s population, “but with testing and awareness, sufferers can better manage the highs and lows of their sugar content.”He said that the establishment of Pervocate in Liberia should be an opportunity for all Liberians, regardless of the content of their individual sugar level.According to Mr. Momoh, his entity currently has one of the newest diabetes testing equipment in the country that is capable of giving results in less than six seconds.   “Our goal,” he said, “is to ensure that the technology is made affordable and accessible to every household in the country.”“Since the establishment of the diabetes diagnostic center in the country a couple of months ago, it has been of greater service to the residents of Monrovia,  identifying the level of their sugar content, and providing onsite counseling to individuals with high sugar content.”Mayor Bono, who received a donation of the diabetes technology from Mr. Momoh in Buchanan, said while testing and awareness are key components to diabetes management, sufferers need to be proactive in managing  life style changes, including dieting, exercise and being mindful of what foods to consume.Mayor Bono then lauded the effort of Pervocate in bringing the technology into the country.  According to her, the engagement of Pervocate in Buchanan is a demonstration that Mr. Momoh is concerned about the health care delivery system of the locals.The City Mayor, who also benefited from the testing exercise, told the participants that getting tested and knowing one’s diabetes status was a relief to them.“I always thought I was diabetic until I was tested and found to be negative through Pervocate’s community initiative,” she said.She promised to spread the message and ensure that every health care delivery system in Buchanan has access to the technology.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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Hasselbaink plays down play-off prospects

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesJimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has played down the prospect of QPR competing for a play-off place following their win against Bristol City.Tuesday’s 1-0 victory left Rangers ninth in the Championship table, just one point away from the top six.Hasselbaink’s side, who travel to Sheffield Wednesday this weekend, are unbeaten in five matches.Asked if the play-offs is a realistic aim, manager Hasselbaink said: “We want to be there. But at this moment in time the most important thing is to accumulate as many points as we can.“Saturday is another big game. Can we bring that same kind of determination to that game?“We need to try to get as many points as possible and then see at the beginning of next year where we are.”Rangers will assess Jordan Cousins and Joel Lynch ahead of Saturday’s game after both players limped off against City.Click here for the latest QPR transfer gossipClick here for today’s QPR quiz See also:Sylla’s goal gives QPR victoryBristol City boss bemoans ‘disgraceful’ decisionHasselbaink hails QPR’s persistence after deserved winQPR v Bristol City player ratingsQPR hopeful on Cousins injuryQPR fans on Twitter praise midfield duoLuongo ‘has got the lot’ – Hasselbaink  Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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A’s All-Stars: What’s made Matt Chapman and Liam Hendriks successful in 2019

first_imgFor the second straight season, the A’s will have two players representing them at the All-Star Game in Cleveland.Matt Chapman was selected by his peers after finishing seventh among third baseman in the fan vote. Newly minted closer Liam Hendriks got the call as a replacement. Chapman will also participate in Monday night’s Home Run Derby.Here are some things to know about each of Oakland’s All-Stars:Chapman has eyes on more than All-Star Game, Home Run Derby The 26-year-old …last_img read more

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Apple Devices Dominating Mobile Ecosystem, comScore says

first_imgTags:#Apple#Google#web Analytics firm comScore released numbers today on the penetration of mobile platforms in the consumer market. The findings show that if you take in to account all iOS devices – iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch – Apple is blowing away the rest of the mobile ecosystem.The combined install base of Apple’s triumvirate is 37.9 million, according to comScore. That far outreaches the Android install base (which includes smartphones and tablets like the Galaxy Tab) by 59%, as the Google operating system’s install base is approximately 23.8 million devices. “These data clearly illustrate the Apple ecosystem extends far beyond the iPhone,” said Mark Donovan, comScore senior VP of mobile in a comScore press release. “Though it’s frequently assumed that the Apple user base is composed of dedicated Apple ‘fanboys’, there’s not a tremendous amount of overlapping mobile device access among these users. This of course has significant implications for the developer community as they consider the market potential in developing applications for different mobile platforms.”The findings by comScore validate the war cry of some of those supposed “fanboys” who are quick to point out that, despite Android’s wild growth, most analytics do not take into account all of Apple’s devices, such as iPods and iPads.See also: Mobile operating system market share infographicThe numbers dig deeper than just total install base. Owners of other iOS devices adopt the iPad at 27.5% with BlackBerry owners coming in second at 17.5%. It will be interesting to see if that number changes next quarter now that the BlackBerry PlayBook has finally been released. Android owners account for 14.2% of iPad ownership (a number that would include this reporter). Samsung, LG, Nokia and Motorola represent the top device owners that also own iPads.As interesting as comScore’s numbers are, they do not tell the whole picture. Really, it depends on what analyst firm or earnings call you are listening to on a particular day to tell you what the “news” is in the mobile OS wars. Market blog Asymco has some interesting numbers on growth rates that were posted on April 18 that clearly show Apple has the larger number of units sold in the lifespan of iOS and Android (Apple came about 15 months before), but that the rate of Android growth has been shooting straight up the chart while iOS has grown steadily but in fits and starts. Horace Dediu of Asymco predicts that Android will overtake the iOS install base within a year if the current rate of growth stays the same. With the coming flood of Android tablets coming to market, and the slate market predicted to grow exponentially in the next several years, Android could very well take over iOS by spring 2012. dan rowinski Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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