Thompson equals 100m world lead

first_img Akan’s Track Club’s Javon Francis was fastest in the men’s 400 metres, winning his heat in 46.39. Jonia McDonald of MVP was second in 46.48, with UTech’s Twayne Crooks third in 46. 52. Michael Frater clocked 10.60 seconds in 2.4 metres per second wind in the men’s 100 metres. However, Julian Forte stole the spotlight. Running in -1.6 mps wind, he clocked 10.28. Sprint Tech’s Rasheed Dwyer was second overall in 10.43, while MVP’s Andrew Fisher was third with 10.50. Former World Youth 400m hurdles champion Marvin Williams of UTech had a top time of 51.88 seconds. Second overall was Dwayne Extol of Eagles Track Club, in 52.27, with Andre Peart of MVP third in 52.41. St Jago High’s Keenan Lawrence took the men’s Open 800m 1:52.66, defeating UTech’s Trey Graham (1:53.99). Edwin Allen and Jamaica College (JC) captured the high school sprint relays. Edwin Allen won the girls’ event in 45.05 seconds ahead of Excelsior High (45.78), while JC clocked 40.59 seconds in winning the boys’ event ahead of Excelsior (41.50). UTech’s Orlando Thomas won the men’s javelin with 16.56m; UTech’s Tajay Gayle won the men’s long jump with 7.25m; while Geneva Greaves took the women’s shot put with 14.37m. WORLD 200 metres silver medallist Elaine Thompson produced a world-leading 11.07 seconds in the women’s 100 metres at the Senior Link-Up track and field meet at Stadium East yesterday morning. Thompson joined the United States Morolake Akinosun atop the world list after her win a week ago in Texas. Thompson sprinted away from a competitive line-up to post her impressive time as Anneisha McLaughlin Whilby was some way off in second spot in 11.41 seconds, with her training partner at Sprint Tech, Audra Segree, third in 11.45. Ronda Whyte returned to competition in style, scoring an impressive win in the women’s 400 metres hurdles. Whyte stopped the clock at 56.1 seconds, defeating Shannon Kallawan (56.3) and overseas-based Sparkle McKnight (56.6), who is a part of the MVP Track Club. Nikita Tracey, who also competes for MVP, was fourth in 57.3. Janieve Russell clocked 51.79 seconds in to win the women’s 400m ahead of Namibia’s Tjipekapora Herunga (52.03), representing MVP Track Club, and her training partner, Jody Muir (53.00). World 400 metres finalist, Stephenie McPherson, was too good for teammates Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Shericka Jackson in the 200m. McPherson won in 23.12 seconds ahead of Jackson (23.21), while Fraser-Pryce was third in 23.24. JAVON FRANCIS WINlast_img read more

Predators Take 2-1 Series Lead Over Stars With 3-2 Victory (Vids)

first_imgDALLAS — Nashville goalie Pekka Rinne withstood a flurry of shots when the Dallas Stars had an extended power play in the second period, including a 5-on-3 advantage.Then came his incredible save with the game tied midway through the third before the Predators got the game-winner.Rinne stopped 40 shots, including seven when the Stars skated with an advantage for 2½ consecutive minutes, and Mikael Granlund scored on a wrist shot with 8:19 left to push the Predators to a 3-2 victory Monday night for a 2-1 lead in their best-of-seven Western Conference playoff series.“He’s the backbone of this franchise. He has been for a very long time,” defenseman P.K. Subban said of Rinne, who made his 86th consecutive playoff start for the Predators. “He’s one of our most important players, if not the most important, and he showed that again tonight.”Loop this alley-oop. You won’t regret it. #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/VuTVDqgZiV— NHL (@NHL) April 16, 2019After three consecutive one-goal games, Game 4 is Wednesday night in Dallas.Granlund’s tiebreaker came only about 3½ minutes after the Stars got even at 2 on a goal from Tyler Seguin off a backhand pass from Stars captain Jamie Benn following some interesting puck play behind the net.Stars fans wanted a penalty when Subban was on the back and reaching over Alexander Radulov in a battle for the puck. But play continued and seconds later Benn delivered a spot-on pass from the side of the net to Seguin in front.Right after that, Benn had a point-blank shot that Rinne pushed aside with his skate to keep the game tied.“He was terrific all night,” Predators coach Peter Laviolette said. “At that point, you’re under fire a little bit, they start to grab the energy in the building. … That save was big.”Granlund, acquired in a trade with Minnesota in late February, got the puck from Dante Fabbro after Kyle Turris won a faceoff against Benn.Rocco Grimaldi scored in his second game in a row for the Predators, and Filip Forsberg had a perfectly timed play for a goal.Playoff Pekka is something special. #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/cD5ibqmwS5— NHL (@NHL) April 16, 2019Mats Zuccarello also scored for the Stars, who played their first home playoff game in three years. American Airlines Center is less than 5 miles from the Cotton Bowl Stadium where they will play the Predators outside in the Winter Classic on New Year’s Day next season.“Never get too high, never get too low,” Stars first-year coach Jim Montgomery said. “It’s 2-1, I think we’ve been the better team two out of three games. Keep playing like that, usually hockey gods get back on your side.”Nashville led 1-0 when Grimaldi took a shot from outside the right circle and got the puck past an unobstructed Ben Bishop, who finished with 25 saves.Grimaldi didn’t have a goal in the last 13 regular-season games after scoring Feb. 19 at Dallas. The center was a scratch in the opener of this series scored a goal in Game 2 while filling in for Brian Boyle, who had an appendectomy after Game 1 and is considered week-to-week.The Predators led 2-0 when Nick Bonino flicked the puck high in the air — his pass went airborne from the circle left of Rinne along the boards and over both blue lines. Forsberg was at the blue line when the puck was over his head, and delayed enough to avoid going offside before gaining control and charging in for the goal.Montgomery said the Stars looked at replays when considering a challenge, but after seeing several angles “thought it was onside clearly.”NOTES: Dallas was 0 for 4 on power plays and is 1 for 13 in the series. Nashville is 0 for 8 after failing to score on its only chance with an advantage. … Nashville is 3-0 in Dallas this season, after also winning both regular-season games there. … Stars C Jason Dickinson was bleeding after being slammed into the boards by Colton Sissons late in the first period. It was the second time Dickinson took a big hit in this series. He went to the locker room and went through concussion testing after a collision with Boyle in Game 1. … Like Boyle, RW Wayne Simmonds is week-to-week. Simmonds took a shot off his knee in Game 2. … A Stars fan was removed from the area near the Nashville penalty box after the second period. … Dirk Nowitzki was back in the building where a week ago he announced his retirement after a record 21 seasons with the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks and was honored with an elaborate ceremony after his final home game. The crowd went wild when Nowitzki was shown in a suite wearing a Stars playoff T-shirt and waving a rally towel.UP NEXTGame 4 on Wednesday night in Dallas, before the series shifts back to Nashville for Game 5.By: Stephen Hawkins, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Tanker Market Earnings on Path to Recovery

first_imgzoom Tanker market earnings in the third quarter of 2017 are encountering difficulties, but peaking fleet growth and increased tonne-miles could see spot rates stabilize and time charter rates improve, Maritime Strategies International said.The quarter is proving vexatious for owners still struggling with the effects of fleet oversupply, but MSI believes that changing trade patterns could help stabilise the market towards year-end and into 2018.“With all-OPEC crude exports setting record highs in July, the cartel’s attempts at lowering production are clearly open to question. There was a reduction in flows from OPEC’s Gulf producers while China’s imports tumbled to seven-month lows in July.”Exports are seeing a divergent trend in the group though, with African volumes of lighter grades on the rise while Middle Eastern medium/heavy crudes have been receding. China’s decline could signal the potential start of a slowdown in imports, yet the July figure was still up by 12% from a year prior and the ongoing downtrend in China’s domestic crude output should continue to lend support to imports, MSI informed.“Though the remainder of Q3 will be weak, fleet growth has now moved past its peak which should have some stabilising effect as we look to 2018. Despite falling in June, T/C rates are set to see a modest improvement over our forecast,” Sierra Highcloud, MSI Analyst, said.“However, liquidity is thin and should the upside expected in Q4’s spot market not materialise, the period market could move lower as owners look to protect against spot market downside,” Highcloud added.Furthermore, other factors have affected the situation. India has been able to buy more US crude after recent upgrades which have allowed refiners to easily switch between running light and heavy crudes. African OPEC volumes of lighter grades have tracked higher while Middle Eastern medium/heavy crudes have been receding.In Venezuela, where output has already seen a dramatic decline due to political turmoil, any possible oil-related sanctions would invariably have numerous and far-reaching impacts across the tanker market, Highcloud said.last_img read more

Evacuation numbers remain at nearly 1000 as BC wildfires rage on

first_imgSUMMERLAND, B.C. – Officials in British Columbia’s Okanagan region were hopeful that fire crews could aggressively tackle the flames on Saturday, as the weather forecast called for more cloud cover and less wind than in recent days.Spokeswoman Noelle Kekula with the region’s complex incident team said that while some wildfires in the Okanagan stayed the same size overnight, others grew slightly.“Over the last day we have seen that the (fires) have stayed within our containment lines,” Kekula said. “So they’re just growing a bit, but staying within our containment lines.”The number of properties under evacuation order or alert remains at nearly 1,000 as the fires continue to burn in the popular tourist area of the province’s southern Interior.Kekula said that about 200 firefighters and 18 helicopters were working to increase the containment of the fires and get water on the perimeter.“In the Okanagan complex, our priorities are life, property and infrastructure, and with any of those three, that’s where we’re focusing our attention on,” she said.Earlier this week a lightning storm hit the region, which spans from Salmon Arm in the north to Osoyoos in the south.Cameron Baughen, spokesman for the emergency operation centre in the southern part of the Okanagan region, said on Saturday evening that there were 30 properties under evacuation order.He also said about 200 properties were under an evacuation alert, which means that residents can go back to their homes, but they must leave immediately if told that the fire has gotten worse.In the central part of the region, 766 properties were on alert, but none were on evacuation order.Okanagan is the province’s main wine-making region and is a popular tourist area for travellers from B.C., Alberta and the U.S.Kekula said one fire that is taking up significant amount of resources to contain is called the Mount Eneas fire, which spans about 13.7 square kilometres.— By Alanna Rizza in Torontolast_img read more

MarieClairecom Hires Jessica Valenti — People on the Move 052517

first_img Esquire has promoted Robert P. Baird from articles editor to features director. Before joining the brand, Baird was an editor-at-large at The Paris Review, managing editor of Harper’s Magazine and a senior web editor at The New Yorker, among other roles. After less than a year with the site, editor-in-chief Tara Murphy is leaving TheStreet, Media Ink reports. No replacement has been announced yet. Hearst Magazines International has appointed Richard Bean director of international licensing and business development. Prior to his role at Hearst, Bean was international director of Maxim at Dennis Publishing. Jessica Valenti has been named a contributing editor to MarieClaire.com. In her new role, the feminist columnist and author will pen a weekly column for the site, expanding the brand’s coverage of politics and feminism. Valenti is the author of multiple books on feminism, politics and culture, and founder of Feministing.com. Her latest book, Sex Object: A Memoir, was a New York Times bestseller. “Jessica is searingly smart — her insight into the issues facing women today is more of a must-read than ever before,” says digital director Jessica Pels, in a release. “I’m thrilled to bring her on board as MarieClaire.com’s contributing editor.” Kansas-based publisher Ogden Publications hired Marissa Coyle as an online editorial assistant, responsible for producing online, newsletter, and social media content across the company’s portfolio of brands. Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move… Former writer and editor at ‎Brit + Co, Rosemary Donahue, joined Allure as weekend editor. Competitor Group Inc. announced that Rebecca Warren has been appointed editor-in-chief of Women’s Running. She was most recently the managing editor of Lonely Planet Magazine. Time Inc.’s Real Simple names Jerry Leu video director, Katie Holdefehr senior editor for RealSimple.com, and Elizabeth Sile senior editor, features. Leu and Holdefehr join Time Inc. from Apartment Therapy, and Sile joins from Real Simple’s sister brand Departures. Additionally, Hearst Magazines announced that Steve Ross has been named VP, global chief licensing director. Most recently, he led Fox Networks Group’s sales solutions marketing efforts as the head of brand integration. The Daily Beast has announced Ira Madison III as its new entertainment reporter. Madison joins the Beast from MTV News, where he covered music, celebrity, race, and politics.last_img read more

Harare sees wild cheers as Mugabe resigns

first_imgPeople celebrate in the streets after the resignation of Zimbabwe`s president Robert Mugabe on 21 November, 2017 in Harare. Photo: AFPCar horns blared and cheering crowds raced through the streets of the Zimbabwean capital Harare Tuesday as news spread that President Robert Mugabe had resigned after 37 years in power.The announcement came after days of building pressure on the 93-year-old authoritarian leader, who was feared by many of his citizens through his long and often repressive rule.”We are just so happy that things are finally going to change,” Togo Ndhlalambi, 32, a hairdresser, told AFP.”We woke up every morning waiting for this day. This country has been through tough times.”After a week of political turmoil, Zimbabweans reacted with shock and unfettered joy.”I am so happy that Mugabe is gone, 37 years under a dictatorship is not a joke,” said Tinashe Chakanetsa, 18.”I am hoping for a new Zimbabwe ruled by the people and not by one person.”We need leaders who are selected by the people and not rulers. I am looking forward to get a job after our economy recovers.”Zimbabweans shouts as they gather at Unity square opposite to the Parliament to protest against Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on 21 November, 2017 in Harare. Photo: AFPMassive crowds gathered within minutes of the shock announcement to parliament.Men were breakdancing, women were singing and children were in tears, all brandishing national flags and praising General Constantino Chiwenga — the man who led the army takeover — as the news began to sink in.”It’s shocking, that guy is powerful, very powerful,” said Barber Wright Chirombe, one of those who joined the euphoric street celebrations.last_img

5 Mobile Marketing Practices Every ProfitMinded Business Should Adopt

first_img Attend this free webinar and learn how you can maximize efficiency while getting the most critical things done right. With millennials checking their phones 150 times a day and the average person regardless of age spending five hours a day on his or her smartphone, mobile devices are firmly entrenched as today’s leading media.By 2019, mobile advertising will represent 72 percent of all U.S. digital advertising.Related: 104 Facts You Didn’t Know About Mobile Marketing (Infographic)This applies to all ecommerce sites; even product-review sites like Yelp or BestAdvisor are in this mix. The message is that if you’re not being smart about reaching your customers via mobile, you’re leaving a ton of money on the table. So, how can you be smart?Here are five mobile marketing practices companies must adopt in the age of “the mobile moment.”1. Location-based marketingThe era of location-based marketing is here. Businesses send customers notifications when they pass a store and promotions when they are near strategic locations where the brand’s products or services would be useful.In this context, Foursquare recently released Foursquare Analytics, which grants client businesses and marketers access to location intelligence and technology for more than 90 million geofenced locations around the world.The company has also moved to integrate Uber into its system, enabling users both to discover places to go and also get there, using the same app. In fact, users can now order a ride from inside Foursquare City Guide without having to switch applications. No need to type in the address, look up directions or struggle through translations.2. In-app marketingGoogle Play currently offers 2.8 million apps, while Apple has 2.2 million. With such intense competition, apps must offer the most personalized service possible, or risk being ditched. In-app marketing fuels relevance and engagement, which in turn drives retention, loyalty and lifetime value.An example of this is the challenge faced by India’s Federal Bank as a result of that country’s 2016 “demonetization plan” (when it replaced its 500 and 1,000 rupee notes with 2000 notes). Within months of the plan’s implementation, over 14 million Indians downloaded the bank’s new apps, and digital-payment use surged up to 80-fold among India’s 260 million smartphone owners.Related: Top 7 Reasons You Should Make Mobile Marketing a PriorityTo capitalize on this deluge of new app users, the bank turned to Insert, an in-app marketing platform that allows marketers to create and publish targeted campaigns quickly, independent of development resources.It further deployed contextual campaigns around a national holiday, as well as other targeted promotions, directly in the app. This resulted in an immediate uptick in conversions and retention.3. SMS marketingMobile text marketing is the focus of many misconceptions, but with 91 percent of millennials text messaging weekly, marketing is essential. Many corporations, including Coca-Cola, Walmart and Toys ‘R’ Us, have integrated text messaging into their mobile-marketing strategies.When a Domino’s pizza franchise in North Carolina wanted to improve advertising at college sports games, it turned to EZtexting, a short messaging marketing service (SMS). Previous campaigns had displayed Domino’s web address in ads, but the franchise found that most fans didn’t bother jotting down a URL during a basketball game.In response, Domino’s reconfigured its new ads to tell viewers to text a certain number to get free or discounted pizza. Responses skyrocketed.4. Mobile marketing measurementMobile ad revenue recently surpassed the amount spent on desktop ad revenue. With billions of dollars being dedicated to reach customers on their mobile devices, a scientific approach to mobile marketing has become necessary. AppsFlyer illustrates this approach, as a mobile attribution and marketing data-analytics company that helps marketers pinpoint their targeting, optimize their ad spend and boost their ROI.Take the example of Game Circus, creators of the smash hit mobile video game Coin Dozer. Without the right data, mobile game developers were having difficulty reacting quickly to changes in the market or determining if the quality of users generated by certain ad channels was improving or declining over time.The marketing team took action: It began using AppsFlyer to link attribution data to the engagement and LTV metrics it was monitoring at the game or campaign level. The result? Coin Dozer subsequently achieved a 2.3-times increase in total installs and more than a 40 percent increase in gross profit.5. QR codesOne way to swiftly provide relevant information to mobile users is through the use of QR codes. These digital bar codes act as shortcuts for getting valuable information into the hands of customers and prospects. QR codes are highly versatile and can function as a Facebook “like” button as well as offer coupons, provide tourists with information and perform other functions.One memorable QR campaign was the “Guinness QR code on a beer glass” action brilliantly dreamed up by advertising agency BBDO. When customers poured a Guinness — and only a Guinness — into a special glass, the beer’s black color filled out a code on the glass that was scannable with a smartphone. Once it was scanned, customers could tweet about their pints, update their Facebook status, check in via Foursquare, download coupons and promotions and invite friends to join them.The QR code could even launch exclusive Guinness content.Final wordsEach of these tactics can be duplicated — by you. What’s more, each tactic offers your company the ability to increase exposure, grow, attract and retain clients in ways that are relevant, timely and appealing to their interest in digital media.Related: 4 Tips For Mobile-Marketing Success in 2017So, give one or more of these a try: By continuing to develop your business’s mobile-marketing activities, you’ll be positioning your company exactly where your customers are hanging out. July 24, 2017 Free Webinar | Sept 5: Tips and Tools for Making Progress Toward Important Goals Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 5 min read Register Now »last_img read more