Dwyer will not double

first_imgWhen Rasheed Dwyer finished sixth in the 200 metres at last year’s National Senior Championships, that ended his chance to run an individual event at the World Champion-ships in Beijing, China. Despite that, Dwyer won’t be running the 100 metres at this year’s Nationals as insurance. That’s the word according to his Sprintec coach Maurice Wilson. Speaking at the recent PUMA/JAAA Jamalco meet, coach Wilson said: “No, he will not be doubling this year, but I can tell you he will be running a fast 200m somewhere along the line.” Dwyer, who turned 27 on January 29, sparkled at the Pan-Am Games in Toronto after his Nationals disaster. In the semi-finals, he reset his personal from 19.98 seconds to 19.80. That moved him past Nickel Ashmeade – 19.85, Donald Quarrie – 19.86 and Asafa Powell – 19.90 on the Jamaican all-time list. He was second in the final to fast Canadian newcomer AndrÈ DeGrasse with a silver medal run of 19.90 seconds. His form earned him a spot in Jamaica’s World 4x100m relay pool. He did a fine job running the third leg in the heats. In 2011, during his days as student-athlete at the G.C. Foster College for Physical Education, Dwyer won his pet event at the World University Games. At the 2014 Commonwealth Games, the former Camperdown High School sprinter led Warren Weir and Jason Livermore in a Jamaican medal sweep. Dwyer and superstar Usain Bolt were the only Jamaicans to go faster than 20 seconds last year, and his new personal best made him the third fastest man in the world in the 200m after Bolt and American Justin Gatlin. By contrast, his best run over 100 metres was 10.16 seconds. Five Jamaicans ran that distance in under 10 seconds flat.last_img read more

Police incident on 108 street in Fort St. John

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Middlesbrough 1-3 QPR: Highlights of Rangers’ dramatic victory

first_imgInjury-time goals by Bobby Zamora and Ravel Morrison gave QPR a dramatic win at the Riverside Stadium.See also:Late goals earn QPR win at MiddlesbroughQPR looked like a team again – RedknappMiddlesbrough v QPR player ratingsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

US law firm expands in South Africa

first_img11 January 2012US-based law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf has expanded its South African office with the addition of a dozen leading local lawyers as it gears up for an expansion of economic activity in the country and on the continent.Dewey has added eight partners and four associates from local law firm Werkmans Attorneys to its existing office in Johannesburg, a move that, according to US website The American Lawyer, marks its biggest African investment yet and makes its SA office one of the largest to be opened by an international law firm.“White & Case has seven lawyers in Johannesburg; and DLA Piper, which operates under the Swiss verein structure, is affiliated with 270-lawyer Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, one of South Africa’s largest firms,” The American Lawyer reported last week, when Dewey announced its move.“Two UK-based firms, Norton Rose and SNR Denton, have also merged or associated with South African firms in the past two years.”The teams joining Dewey are led by Morne van der Merwe, who headed up Werksmans’ mining and resources practice, and Wildu du Plessis, who headed up Werksmans’ banking and finance and capital markets practices.Van der Merwe told Business Day last week that the move showed Dewey’s commitment to South Africa and the continent “and their anticipation of increased economic activity”.Dewey & LeBoeuf chairman Steven Davis said in a statement: “The addition of this team of high quality, respected lawyers places us at the head of the market and presents exciting opportunities to grow our practice in Africa as the continent continues to become a more significant part of the global economy.”Joseph Tato, chairman of Dewey’s Africa Practice Group, said the new team’s arrival would enable the firm to expand its focus beyond energy and project finance work into areas “such as corporate M&A, mining and natural resources, banking and financial services, corporate finance and securities and capital markets.”SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

What Twitter Talked About Before the iPad: Haiti, Obama, Lady Gaga and Avatar

first_imgfrederic lardinois A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit The iPad clearly dominated the discussion on Twitter over the last few days, but in the early days of January, the devastating earthquake in Haiti, Barack Obama, Tiger Woods, Lady Gaga, Avatar and the Cincinnati Bengals were among the most hotly discussed people and topics on the popular microblogging service. Social Media monitoring and analytics service Sysomosanalyzed over 100 million tweets from January 1 to 15. Overall, the company looked at topics in six different categories: people, locations, film, business, sports and miscellaneous entities. Even though it didn’t take the top billing in all categories, the news from Haiti had the unfortunate honor of being represented in almost all of the topics that Sysomos looked at. Given that the disaster only happened on January 12 – just before the cutoff date for this report – chances are that this topic will trend even higher once we get the data for the full month. Related Posts Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Tags:#news#twitter#web Haiti, Obama and Avatar In the early days of January, President Barack Obama was the most often mentioned person on Twitter, followed by Lady Gaga and Michael Jackson. Thanks to his inane comments about the disaster in Haiti, Pat Robertson came in at number four. Unsurprisingly, the most talked about location on Twitter in early January was Haiti, followed by the United States, China, Texas and Canada. YouTube, Facebook and Google were the most often discussed businesses on Twitter, followed by Microsoft and Yahoo. This list is clearly dominated by the usual suspects, including like AT&T, Netflix and Starbucks, though it also features Etsy and the Fox News Channel.Avatar was the most talked about movie on Twitter in early January, followed by Sherlock Holmes and Start Wars. The Cincinnati Bengals were the most often discussed sports franchise. 2.4 Million Tweets About the iPadOf course, we couldn’t help but ask Sysomos about the iPad. According to the company’s data, the iPad would be the number three item in the miscellaneous entities section – following iTunes and Microsoft’s Xbox. Overall, Sysomos registered 2.4 million tweets that referenced Apple’s latest creation.last_img read more

NITI Aayog to focus on health, education sectors

first_imgNITI Aayog has identified three major sectors — health, education and children’s health — as priority sectors for intervention, said NITI Aayog Vice-Chairperson Rajiv Kumar here on Friday.“About 38% of children are malnourished while 50% mothers anaemic. We have to get rid of the malnourishment and anaemia from the country. How can we talk about demographic dividend when children remain malnourished,” said Mr. Kumar addressing the Odisha Vikash Conclave-2018 here.Odisha Facts As per the Odisha Facts released on the occasion, anaemia among women and children is highest in ST and Christian population in the State. More than 50% of women across all caste and social groups, except for in Muslims, suffer from anaemia, in Odisha.Stating that the goal of ‘Universalisation of Education’ has been achieved, he said: “It is time to assess the States on the quality parameter. NITI Aayog is preparing a mechanism to rank States on the basis of education quality achieved.”Similarly, the Centre is planning to set up 1.5 lakh health and wellness centres across India as the existing primary health centres were not functioning properly, said Mr. Kumar. The new health centres would have tele-medicine facilities apart from other modern equipment, he added.The three-day-long Odisha Vikash Conclave-2018 got under way with hundreds of civil society members sharing best practices in the sector.Migration from State Inaugurating the event, Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said one-third of the total population of Odisha was migrating to other States for work while 40% of the SC and ST population are outside the ambit of development. He criticised the government for the prevailing backwardness in the State. Former State Information Commission Jagadananda and prominent tribal rights activist Tulasi Munda also addressed the conclave.last_img read more

2017 Alliance Team Announcement

first_imgCongratulations to the players named in the Alliance Men’s and Women’s teams for the 2017 Elite Eight Series: Alliance Men’s Team Adam Bell (ACT)Stuart Brierty (WA)James Butz (ACT)Khanui Cox (SA) Nick Donghi (VIC) Liam Elliot (ACT)Tim Glazebrook (SA) Tyla Love (WA) Robert McCarthy (ACT) Ned Morcom (SA) Danyon Morgan-Puterangi (ACT)Nathan Sambesvski (VIC)Cameron Stanley (ACT)Alex Tuvik (WA)Ben Wylie (ACT)Alliance Women’s Team Rebecca Beath (ACT) Toni Breeze (VIC) Kelly Goodwin (ACT) Alice Gregory (SA)Grace Griffen (ACT) Jessika Groenveld (VIC)Emma Haines (TAS)Caitlyn Jeffress (VIC) Lauren Kildare (SA)Elizabeth Motteram (VIC)Jenaya Quan (WA)Emily Reid (VIC)Kelly Rowe (SA) Leah Percy (VIC) Mackenzie Sadler (SA) Elise Wilson (ACT)Stay tuned to the TFA website in the lead up to the 2016 Harvey Norman National Touch League for all of the latest news and information: Website  www.touchfootball.com.au Facebook  www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralia Twitter  www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus #NTL2017 #NTLXXIInstagram  www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustraliaRelated LinksAlliance Team Announcementlast_img read more

10 months ago​FC Cincinnati seeks investors for MLS move

first_imgTagsMLS NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say ​FC Cincinnati seeks investors for MLS moveby Ian Ferris10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFC Cincinnati is looking for equity investors to help finance its move to Major League Soccer, reports SportBusiness.The club is looking to raise the capital necessary to fund its ongoing construction plans, which are an estimated $280m (€245m) for a stadium and a new training ground.According to Forbes, the club has hired Raine Group – which has also helped DC United, New York City FC and the upcoming MLS team in Miami – to advise on the transaction. No bids have yet been made but a deal is expected by the end of 2019.”It’s an opportunity to be a part of arguably the most popular team in the market,” says FC Cincinnati president and general manager Jeff Berding.FC Cincinnati broke ground on its new soccer-specific stadium in the West End community this week. It is expected to be finished by the start of the 2021 MLS season. last_img read more

Jim Harbaugh Asked A Recruit To Play For Michigan The Same Way The Recruit Asked His Date To Prom

first_imgJim Harbaugh with a weird sign.New Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh is getting rather creative in his attempts to land four-star defensive tackle recruit Boss Tagaloa. Harbaugh, who really seems to be embracing social media the past few months, found a photo of Tagaloa asking his date to prom. Harbaugh then copied the format to ask Tagaloa to play for Michigan. You can’t make this stuff up.Prom with this butt head @_BT75 pic.twitter.com/H98oPqJXah— Sof (@sofmorales13) March 11, 2015I usually don’t tweet things like this, so forgive me but this is just really too funny not to! haha #ImDone pic.twitter.com/Muk5ZcVYzd— Boss Tagaloa (@_BT75) March 14, 2015We have no idea if this is going to work, but it’s clear that he’s got Tagaloa’s attention. Sometimes bizarre tactics like this can be the difference.last_img read more

College Football’s 10 Winningest Teams Of The Last 50 Years

first_imgA generic picture of three footballs next to a pylonWe’re officially two months away from the start of the 2016 college football season. The first Saturday of the ’16 campaign is set for Sept. 3. It’ll be a great one, too, with games like: Alabama-USC, Auburn-Clemson, LSU-Wisconsin, Georgia-North Carolina. In anticipation of the upcoming season, let’s take a look back at what college football has been like over the last 50 years. Which program has won the most games over the past half-century?A program you probably wouldn’t guess. Nebraska has won more games than anyone else over the last 50 years, totaling 476 wins. The Huskers are followed by Oklahoma and Ohio State. Here’s the full top 10:1. Nebraska – 476 2. Oklahoma – 4553. Ohio State – 4504. Penn State – 4395. Michigan, Alabama – 4347. Florida State – 4258. Georgia – 4209. Texas – 41910. USC – 415Most wins, last 50 years (P5): 476- Nebraska 455- OU 450- Ohio St 439- Penn St 434- Michigan, Alabama 425- FSU 420- UGA 419- Texas 415- USC— Pick Six Previews (@PickSixPreviews) June 27, 2016Who’s going to win the most games over the next 50 years?last_img read more