Gordon, Mondon win SIGMA Run

first_imgGarfield Gordon of UCT Steppas and defending champion Elizabeth Mondon of Spartan Health Club walked away with top honours after being the first man and woman to cross the finish line in the 5K road race section of the Sagicor SIGMA Corporate Run in New Kingston yesterday. Gordon was timed in 16:57.00 minutes, while Mondon clocked 22:44.00.Gordon, who was winning his first Sagicor Sigma Run, had to pull out all the stops to deny Joshua Hunte of Barbados, who clocked a personal-best 17:17.00 minutes for second. “I felt good today (Sunday), compared to three weeks ago at the Run For Your Heart event, when I was ill,” he said. “But it was not that easy, as the runner from Barbados, whom I knew nothing about, gave me a scare in the early stage of the event. I managed to prevail in the end and I am pleased with the time, knowing that I am not able to train on a regular basis because of road commitment.” Dwayne Graham ended third in 17:40.00 minutes.Mondon finished the women’s 5k ahead of Arieta Martin, who took second in 23:09.00 minutes, and Jozanne Harris, who clocked 22:45.00 seconds. Mondon, from Paris, France, was delighted with another success at the event. slower time “This is my fifth time participating at the Sigma Run and it does not get easier each year,” she said. “My time this year was a bit slower, but I am happy with the win, and it is a great event and it was good to run for this special cause, and I will be back next year to defend my title.”The race started at Emancipation Park on Knutsford Boulevard and went along Trafalgar Road, Waterloo Road, West King’s House Road, and Constant Spring Road before ending at Oxford Road, back at the park. The objective for this year’s event was to raise $52 million for the Savanna-La-Mar Public General Hospital, Bustamante Hospital for Children and the Clifton Boys’ Home. The run also had a record turnout of 26,014 participants.last_img read more

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Conte on his and Terry’s future, Barca being linked Blues trio, and not playing Mourinho’s mind games

first_imgEmbed from Getty Images “In this moment there is a lot of speculation about players and sometimes me.“We are doing a good job – my players and my staff. We are doing well and it’s important to continue in this way.“It’s normal for my players to be linked with other teams, but don’t forget that Chelsea is a great team in the same way Barcelona, Real Madrid and other teams are.”  Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x This Bizarre Photo Caused Mayhem, Try Not to Gasp when You See Why x Easy Way to Generate Extra Income x Last Nights Episode Left Viewers Speechless! x Chilling Photos Taken Moments Before It All Goes Wrong x This 70s Star Was Every Guy’s Dream Girl. Try Not to Gasp when You See Her Now! x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Chelsea boss Antonio Conte was asked about a number of issues at his pre-match press conference ahead of Monday’s FA Cup quarter-final against Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United. Here is some of what the Italian had to say.Team news“Today, all my players are available for sure. Tomorrow and Sunday we have training sessions and I hope to have all my players in the best condition.“I have to decide the starting 11. I will try to make the best decision for the team because we want to go into the next round.”AdChoices广告Could it be John Terry’s final FA Cup game at Stamford Bridge?Embed from Getty Images See also:Conte on Pedro, Morata, Wenger’s comments and Chelsea’s search for players “The most important thing is (what happens on) the pitch – to prepare your team the right way, with the right organisation.“The important thing is to work to try to improve my players. These are the most important things for me and for any coach.“My players and I are focused on the game on the pitch, on the work and to try to improve every day.“The mind games? Don’t think you have to win the mind games. A person who is focused a lot on the pitch is one you can trust with his work.”Reports Barcelona are interested in Nemanja Matic, Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos AlonsoEmbed from Getty Images “I hope not. I don’t know about this. The player’s situation, my situation, every situation, I prefer to face at the end of the season when it will be the right time for everyone.“John is doing great work this season on and off the pitch. For me he is very important. He is the captain and giving me a lot in the changing room. He is an important player for us.”Conte’s own future“It is the same situation. I think now we must be focused on the present. The players and I must be focused on the present and when the right moment comes to face a situation you talk with the club. Now it’s important to be focused.”Not playing Mourinho’s mind gamesEmbed from Getty Imageslast_img read more

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Emma Flagstead leads Montague volleyball team to its 33rd win of the season

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Saul Niges shocks: I will have a new club in three…

first_imgAtletico Madrid midfielder Saul Niges announced on Twitter that he will move to another club in three days. This season, the 25-year-old Saul has 4 goals in 37 games for Atletico.The Spaniard has been playing for Madrid since 2012. With the team, he has won the Europa League twice and the UEFA Super Cup, the Spanish Cup and the country’s Super Cup once.Saul also has 3 goals in 19 games for the Spanish national team.However, the media speculate that it could be a new contract with Athletes or a new advertising contract. English Manchester United is interested in the midfielder’s midfielder.pic.twitter.com/Fjs6oGIEmp– Saúl Ñiguez (@saulniguez) May 31, 2020last_img read more

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The Surge of Women in Jamaican Politics

first_imgA strong indication of the increased role women are playing in Jamaican politics is that 30 of the candidates—18 from the JLP and 12 from the PNP—nominated to campaign for office in the September 3 general election, are women. Many of them are in their 30s. And on the flip side, Imani Duncan-Price, Krystal Tomlinson and Lisa Hanna are among the women who have shown passion and authentic leadership, despite being the opposition. There is increasing speculation within PNP circles that it is only a matter of time for Hanna to be seriously considered for the leadership of the PNP. In other countries around the world, female political leadership has also led to more effective and inclusive policies on healthcare and education, as well as widespread access to proper housing and water solutions, thus a deliberate push towards more gender-balanced representation. Women are still in the minority in Jamaican politics, but they have also been among the most hardworking and most revered politicians in recent times. Incumbent government minister Dr. Kamina Johnson-Smith, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade; Olivia “Babsy” Grange, Minister of Sports, Culture, Entertainment and Gender Affairs; and Fayval Williams, Minister of Mining and Energy, are just some of the women that have been among the list of top-performing ministers. photos via Jamaica Observer But undoubtedly, the glass ceiling in Jamaica was smashed with the election of the PNP’s Portia Simpson Miller as the party’s leader and ascendancy as Jamaica’s first female prime minister in 2006. Her ascendancy, especially as a woman from working-class, rural Jamaica, emboldened women across the nation, opening the way for a new wave of female politicians. Over the years, Jamaica has made significant progress at lifting the status of women on the social hierarchy. Across various industries, many of which were typically male-dominated, women now occupy leadership positions in major corporate entities. In fact, in 2016, Jamaica was ranked as the country with the largest percentage of female managers in the world. In recent years, there has also been a surge of women emerging at the forefront of local politics—but Jamaica has had a long history of women in politics. It dates back to the 1940s, with Iris Collins from the Jamaica Labor Party (JLP); Madam Rose-Leon, who was also part of the JLP and later joined the People’s National Party (PNP); and then Iris King, the PNP Mayor of Kingston and St. Andrew. The increasing number of women politicians has been essential for ensuring equality and raising awareness of issues that primarily affect women, like sexual harassment in the workplace, domestic violence and abortion. Women’s experiences across sectors and in everyday life bring a unique perspective to political leadership, which men, under their societal roles, do not. By tabling motions surrounding the health and livelihoods of women and being vocal about women’s issues, women in parliament have proven themselves to be political allies of Jamaican women—a kind of support that has never been seen or heard before in Jamaican politics. In any society, women play an instrumental role in aspects of national development and the livelihood of its people. Still, in some countries, women have traditionally been overlooked for leadership positions in the private and public sectors, especially in politics. You can tell a great deal about the progressive nature of a country by the positions of power, or the lack thereof, that are held by women. Moreover, as has been widely seen in the context of  Jamaica, particularly in the inner cities and rural regions, women are the glue that holds families together, often bearing the burden of feeding and clothing the family. As several women told CNW, “Women politicians better understand our economic reality, and know how best to help us cope.” Some men have offered unsolicited criticism, suggesting the resounding number of women contesting the elections are being used as tokens for a guise of gender equality in politics. As inaccurate and sexist as these remarks are, it’s the same motivation that emboldened Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley, regarded as one of the best Caribbean leaders, and U.S. vice-presidential hopeful Kamala Harris, to the forefront of global politics.last_img read more

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AUDIO: We Are 100% Ready For The 2018 CHAN – Ezenwa

first_imgAudio Playerhttps://www.busybuddiesng.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Ezenwa-January-9.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Audio Playerhttps://www.busybuddiesng.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Ezenwa-2-January-9.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.RelatedEzenwa Sets Sight On CHAN 2018December 24, 2017In “Africa”AUDIO: Bring Them On, We Are Ready For Rwanda – EzenwaJanuary 15, 2018In “Africa”Ezenwa Eager to Rejoin Enyimba To Make Team Better (Audio)March 1, 2018In “National Team” Home-based Super Eagles captain Ikechukwu Ezenwa says the team is ‘100% ready’ for the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) which starts in Morocco this weekend.In an exclusive chat with www.busybuddiesng.com shortly before the team departed Nigeria for Morocco on Monday night, the Enyimba shot-stopper said the team is aware of the importance of the competition to Nigerians and promised to put up a good show in the North African country.“I think we are 100% ready because we know the importance of this competition we are going for,” the Enyimba goalkeeper said.“We also know the importance of representing 180 Million Nigerians.“We are set for the tournament despite the preparations and every other thing; I think we had a good preparation and it is going to play a very big role in Morocco.”Ahead of the CHAN, confidence level is high in the camp of the team and the 29-year old Super Eagles goalkeeper has attributed the optimism to God, team spirit and the team’s preparedness.“First of all, we believe in God almighty, and as the captain of the team, there’s one special thing in this team; the solidarity, the love; I think is going to take us to a very long way in the competition,” the former FC IfeanyiUbah and Heartland keeper revealed.“Though we didn’t have an international friendly, but I think the WAFU Cup was a big preparation for us and also the Super 6 (NPFL Invitational).“I think that is the most important thing. It has given us a lot of confidence in the team because I know that winning a trophy in Kano before the final preparation in Abuja has played a very big role in the team because every player in camp knows that we are champions. And I think it is going to give us that motivation to make sure we do well in Morocco,” he said.Nigeria will open her campaign at the tournament with a game against Rwanda in Tangier on 15 January before facing 2014 champions, Libya (19 January) and Equatorial Guinea (23 January) in Group C of the CHAN.The home-based Eagles finished third in their debut appearance at the competition in 2014 before failing to reach the second round two years ago in Rwanda.last_img read more

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Derrick Henry finally realizing potential for Titans thanks to inexplicable power-speed combo

first_imgHenry’s 6-3, 238-pound frame makes it somewhat difficult to believe he can do things usually reserved for speed backs. His ability to pull off monster sprints has been tested enough, though, that doubting his explosiveness is unwise.MORE: Odds, prediction, betting trends for Titans vs. JaguarsHenry can flat out run in the open field once he creates space using his power, clocking in at 4.53 seconds on his 40-time but reaching even more impressive peak speeds of 21.6 mph, 21.4 mph and 20.9 mph on NFL touchdowns over the past two years.”Once that guy gets in the open field, he’s so hard to bring down,” quarterback Marcus Mariota told ESPN for a recent feature. “It’s a treat to watch.”Henry’s Thursday night opponents, the Jaguars, know his capabilities quite well. They will try to avoid the 238-yard, four-touchdown embarrassment he dealt them last December.That performance, of course, included a 99-yard score even Henry now says he’s tired of talking about. It’s illustrative, though, of the gear he reaches once he gets going downhill.UNREAL.Derrick Henry just stiff arms everyone in one of the best TD runs you will ever see!#JAXvsTEN pic.twitter.com/VrteMn4oM8— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) December 7, 2018″He got past a couple of people and I wanted to go tackle him,” Jaguars linebacker Myles Jack told ESPN of the play, “and I just remember trying to grab his shoulder pad and my hand literally — I don’t know if it was God or I just wasn’t meant to tackle him, it was the weirdest thing ever. My hand just slipped off.”MORE: Why Gardner Minshew might be the NFL’s most interesting QBThe Titans have at times struggled to unleash Henry, in part because their inconsistent passing game under the oft-injured Mariota can sometimes slim the amount of running room available. It’s a credit to Henry that he’s still managed to average 4.6 yards per touch in those circumstances. He’s also dealt with sparing usage by his coaching staff — a team strategy that could be changing this campaign as Tennessee looks to get him more involved.After a career-high 13 carries per game last year, Henry is up to 17 per game through two contests this season. His size as a ballcarrier does not hamper his big-play ability, but perhaps it will assist his durability at a position that regularly grinds down its best performers. That will matter more as his touches go up. On Thursday, he’ll have another opportunity to show off his full arsenal of abilities.If Jacksonville thought it could easily contain Henry because of its defensive athleticism the last time these sides met, the group certainly won’t think that now. The Jaguars have become perhaps his most steadfast believers given the gashes he’s dealt to that team.There’s plenty of room remaining in the club. The wait for Titans running back Derrick Henry to slow the pace at which he unleashes 50-plus yard plays dates far beyond his time in the NFL. Before delivering six of those efforts for Tennessee since October 2017, he produced seven in three seasons at Alabama. He gashed defenses for huge gains countless times at Yulee High School in Yulee, Fla., predictably making his opponents look like slow-footed children in the process.last_img read more

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Transfer report: Everton, Liverpool and Tottenham tracking wantaway Algeria star

first_img1 Everton, Liverpool and Tottenham have been given a boost after it was suggested that Rachid Ghezzal’s contract negotiations have been put on hold.According to France Football, the Algeria international has given his clearest indication yet that he will leave current club Lyon as talks over an extension to his current deal have been put to one side.The French media outlet is reporting that Tottenham and Liverpool are keeping a close eye on the situation of the attacking midfielder whose current deal expires at the end of the season.A number of top European clubs have been alerted by Ghezzal’s situation and a January battle to land the 24-year-old is set to ensue with Lyon desperate not to lose him for nothing.The Algerian has made 11 appearances so far this campaign, netting once against Saint Etienne in Ligue 1. Rachid Ghezzal has indicated to Lyon he wants to leave the club last_img read more

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CONFIRMED! Borussia Dortmund reveal Ousmane Dembele is ‘on the way’ to Barcelona

first_img Ousmane Dembele is on the verge of joining Barcelona in the second biggest deal ever 1 French starlet Ousmane Dembele appears to be closing in on a move to Barcelona after Borussia Dortmund said the transfer was “on the way”.The Catalan giants are chasing the highly-rated France international after losing Neymar to Paris Sain- Germain.Reports on Thursday claimed the 20-year-old is on the verge of sealing a move to the Nou Camp after Dortmund accepted a £110million bid from Barca.And Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke confirmed at a press conference on Friday that the deal is going ahead.“We are on the way – but the way is not yet at an end.”If the £110m transfer goes through, it would make Dembele the second most expensive footballer in history – just one year after joining Dortmund from Rennes for only £13m.Since Neymar’s departure, Barca have been linked with several big-money signings and Dembele has always been near the top of their shopping list, along with Liverpool’s Brazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho.At the same time as Barca’s reported interest in Dembele came to light, the player skipped training with Dortmund and was subsequently suspended by the Bundesliga side.Dortmund then revealed they had rejected an offer from Barca for their young forward – who is under contract until 2021 – because “it did not correspond to the extraordinary footballing and additional value of the player and the present economic situation of the European transfer market”.However, the two clubs now appear to be on the verge of an agreement that will see the Frenchman move to the five-time European champions.Dembele joined Dortmund in May 2016 from Rennes on a five-year contract and has attracted top European suitors after a breakout season at the Westfalenstadion.He scored ten times in 49 appearances in all competitions during the last campaign, while he broke his duck for France with the winner in the 3-2 friendly triumph over England in June.last_img read more

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