Tracey Working On Technique

first_img BREAKING 54 SECONDS Only six Jamaican women – Melaine Walker, Kaliese Spencer, Deon Hemmings, Janieve Russell, Nickesha Wilson and Debbie-Ann Parris – have ever run the 400-metre hurdles faster than 54 seconds. The fastest three are Walker, Spencer and Hemmings at 52.42, 52.79 and 52.82 seconds, respectively. “I’m just taking each race a step at a time”, the 2010 World Junior Championship finalist explained, “and work with what the coach has in store and see where it takes me.” Tracey was on track at last Saturday’s Western Relays in Montego Bay. With her Sprintec team-mate Gayon Evans racing in Europe, the 400metre hurdler made a cameo appearance as anchor on the club’s runner-up 4×100 team. Her day ended with a 52.6-second anchor leg in the women’s 4×400-metre relay. Ristananna Tracey, the 400-metre hurdles finalist, hasn’t mastered her event’s technique and she knows it. That’s why she is devoting herself to refining her hurdles technique this season. Tracey, the former Edwin Allen Comprehensive High School star, thinks this will pave the way for her to improve. Now in her second season at Maurice Wilson’s Sprintec Club, Tracey is trying to build on a fine 2016 campaign. She won the 400-metre hurdles at the National Senior Championship and went on to establish a personal best of 54.15 seconds in the Olympic final to finish fifth. Speaking in Montego Bay, last Saturday, the 24-year-old was candid about the area she needs to work on. “Most definitely, my technique is one of my major downfalls,” she confessed, “and I’m working on getting a better technique and I think, with a better technique, I can shave down my time a bit.” She was nevertheless cautious about predicting a specific time she has targeted for 2017. Asked to specify whether or not those improvements will take her past her personal best into sub-54-second territory, she laughed coyly and replied, “Let’s wait and see.”last_img read more

KKR retains Russell Despite Ban

first_img SUPPORT Banned Jamaica and West Indies all rounder Andre Russell says he was not surprised by the Kolkata Knight Riders’ decision to retain his services for this year’s Indian Premier League (IPL) competition. Russell received a one-year ban from the Independent Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel last month after violating the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) whereabouts rules. The 28-year-old Russell failed to file his whereabouts on three occasions in 2015, akin to a failed drug test under WADA guidelines, and is barred from playing both international and domestic cricket until January 31 next year. Russell told The Gleaner in an exclusive interview yesterday that the Knight Riders have decided to retain his services. “It just goes to show that once you have been doing well for a team and you build a relationship, you become a part of a family,” said Russell. “They have retained me and I am happy for that, and I am just looking forward for 2018. “Kolkata Knight Riders … for the past three years, I have been playing my cricket there, I have been performing well for them over that period of time,” said Russell. He added that he has received a lot of support from the Knight Riders owner and its chief executive during these tough times. “Everyone came together and said that going through these worrying times, they are going to make me comfortable and get this out of my head, so that I can relax, train and do what I want to do. (I can) have a good time with my family for this one year and make sure that when I come, I am fully fit and ready to roll,” Russell said. However, he noted that he is not sure whether he would be attending any games in the IPL this year. “It is not finalised yet because there are a lot of things that I can’t do when it comes to my ban; it’s hard because I am not even allowed to go into the changing rooms, but we will see what happens when it gets to that time,” Russell said. The IPL runs from April 5 to May 21.last_img read more

GALLERY: ‘Greek Freak Invades Manila’

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by: Tristan Tamayo/Inquirer.netGiannis Antetokounmpo in Manila. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGiannis Antetokounmpo in Manila. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGiannis Antetokounmpo in Manila. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netADVERTISEMENT FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans LATEST STORIES MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Bolts torch Gin Kings OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacsoncenter_img Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ View comments Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnlast_img read more

Dillashaw TKOs Garbrandt for UFC bantamweight title

first_imgNamajunas snatches 115-pound title at UFC 217 But Dillashaw stunned Garbrandt with a high left kick to the head and then a right hook that corkscrewed Garbrandt’s body and effectively ended the bout. UFC President Dana White strapped the belt around Dillashaw’s waist as the new bantamweight champ.“No Love” Garbrandt (11-1) earned one of the loudest ovations of the night when he was shown on the screen walking into MSG. He walked out having lost his shot at taking the next step as UFC’s hopeful breakout star.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogDillashaw won the bantamweight title in 2014 and had two successful defenses before he lost the belt to Dominick Cruz in 2016. MOST READ View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’center_img LATEST STORIES Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? 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 Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. TJ Dillashaw punches Cody Garbrandt during a bantamweight title at UFC 217. APNEW YORK — T.J. Dillashaw dropped undefeated Cody Garbrandt with a right and finished him off in the second round to win the 135-pound championship at UFC 217 Saturday (Sunday Manila time).Dillashaw (15-3) was rocked in the first round and stumbled to his stool when he took a shot to the face to end the first. Garbrandt, predicted by many as UFC’s next big star, even ducked under Dillashaw’s left leg as he kicked and did a little dance to the delight of the crowd.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Rohee praises Blanhum for crime solving

first_img…credits Police/civilian collaboration for successGeneral Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Clement Rohee believes the Guyana Police Force (GPF) is finally paying heed to the public’s advice in the fight against crime and that may very well be responsible for the recent success the force has been enjoying when it comes to solving a number of cases in recent months.Rohee, a former Minister of Home Affairs, told the weekly news conference on Monday that the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) seems to be finally listening to civilians and not believing that they know it all.He said there was a time when civilians were ignored and disregarded to the detriment of successful investigation and prosecution.“Making effective use of human intelligence and civilian common sense is the way to go,” Rohee said, adding that, “dispersing CID sleuths to areas where useful information can be obtained is proving to be productive and effective.”He said making judicious and selective use of informants with well-established networks and connections’ importance in crime fighting.The former security minister, who up to recently, criticized the force for not being able to tackle the country’s spiralling crime situation, said also closer collaboration between Special Branch and CID has always been on the agenda and expressed satisfaction that this has finally been accomplished.“Special Branch is the main intelligence-gathering unit of the Guyana Police Force. Their work must be fused with criminal intelligence if continued success is to be assured,” Rohee asserted. He however warned that police investigators must uphold the ethics and rules of good professional policing.Rohee in commending Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum for his success urged that the Senior Superintendent of Police be promoted to Assistant Commissioner immediately, a rank commensurate with that of the position of Crime Chief.“However, Blanhum must at all times refuse instructions and directives of a non-professional and political nature,” Rohee warned.Over the past few months, the department has been praised by the public for its efforts in solving a number of crimes, including cold cases.Among some of the major successes are a breakthrough in the February 2008 murder of 76-year-old businessman Habiboodean for which the man’s 50-year-old daughter Bibi Habiboodean and the hit-man have been charged.The most recent success was on Sunday when investigators made a quantum leap in solving the 2010 disappearance of former BK International employee Babita Sarjou, as they dug up her skeletal remains in the Seaforth Street, Campbellville, residence of the woman’s estranged husband.Sarjou, who at the time of disapperance lived at Timehri Public Road, East Bank Demerara, left her desk and computer unattended at work in November 2010 but never returned.Her family and police have since been seeking her whereabouts. The police have also managed to solve a number of recent crimes, including robberies and murders. Only recently the force boasted of a 19 per cent reduction in serious crimes thus far for 2016.last_img read more

Northern Metalic Flyers sweep weekend games against Whitecourt

first_imgThe Fort St. John Northern Metalic Flyers continued on with their winning ways as they welcomed the Whitecourt Wolverines for games on Saturday and Sunday. The Flyers won both contests and had a record of 5-1 in the month of November.In Saturday’s game the Flyers opened the scoring before the game was two minutes old. They had a 3-0 lead in the second before the Wolverines closed the gap to 3-1. The third period was full of goals with each team finding the back of the net three times to close out the scoring at 6-4.The two teams played in a rematch on Sunday with the Flyers taking a 1-0 lead 50 seconds into the second period. The score held going into the third period where the Flyers scored twice in a thirteen second span to wrap the game up at 3-0.- Advertisement –last_img

Fort Nelson man dead after vehicle collision near Toad River

first_imgThe blue truck slid into the path of the green tractor trailer. That vehicle was from Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta.Police say the investigation continues, and Highway 97 remains closed until further notice.Mounties expect the highway to reopen around 1 a.m. on Saturday.Motorists are advised that there are no detours available, and to plan accordingly.Advertisement A 28 year old Fort Nelson man is dead following a motor vehicle accident near Toad River.Police were notified of a vehicle collision at around 10:30 a.m. on Friday. The incident happened around kilometre 652, five kilometres north of Toad River.Officers located a blue, 2009 Nissan Pickup Truck and a green 1997 Kenworth tractor trailer unit that had collided on the Highway.- Advertisement -The man driving the blue truck had died at the scene as a result of his injuries.Preliminary police investigation determines that the man from Fort Nelson was traveling southbound, when he lost control of his blue truck as he was negotiating a turn.Officers say the roads had been icy.Advertisementlast_img read more

Liverpool shock City, Everton above Arsenal, Man United’s title winning captain

first_img1 Liverpool v Manchester City is live on talkSPORT There is a massive weekend of football ahead, including three live commentary games on talkSPORT on Sunday March 1: Liverpool v Manchester City and Arsenal v Everton in the Premier League, plus Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur in the Capital One Cup final.And we’ve got our weekly bumper quiz, featuring 10 questions relating to all the weekend’s Premier League matches, and the League Cup final, to test your football knowledge.See how many you can answer correctly!About | Privacy | Termslast_img

Renard’s Morocco sink Ivory Coast again at Cup of Nations

first_imgAfter ending Ivory Coast’s involvement at the 2017 edition and qualifying for last year’s World Cup at their expense, Morocco again got the better of their west African opponents in a meeting of the top two sides in Group D.Morocco need a point in their final game against South Africa to be assured of top spot, although Ivory Coast will likely still join them in the knockout rounds as runners-up with a match to come against underdogs Namibia.“Our first goal is go further than we did in 2017,” said Renard, whose Morocco lost to Egypt in the quarter-finals two years ago. “We are potentially stronger now but we need to keep the same state of mind. If we reach our goal we’ll see what we can do. There’s still a long way to go and it’s going to be a difficult competition for everyone.”Jonathan Kodjia struck the winner in Ivory Coast’s opening 1-0 win over South Africa and the rangy Aston Villa forward nearly struck inside the first minute, connecting with Serge Aurier’s flighted cross only for Romain Saiss to brilliantly head over from under his own bar.Morocco had toiled in the sweltering afternoon heat in their 1-0 victory over Namibia in their first game and they too went close in front of a mostly full Al Salam Stadium when En-Nesyri flashed a shot just the wrong side of the post from Nabil Dirar’s smart cross.– Amrabat impresses –Leganes forward En-Nesyri put Morocco ahead on 23 minutes but it was the work from Nordin Amrabat that deserved much of the credit, the former Watford winger slaloming past three Ivorian defenders before slipping a cute ball through for En-Nesyri to slot beyond Sylvain Gbohouo.Nicolas Pepe almost brought the Ivorians level moments later as the ball fell to him on the edge of the box after Morocco goalkeeper Yassine Bounou knocked the ball away from Max Gradel, but the in-demand Lille star failed to hit the target with a pair of covering defenders.Amrabat and En-Nesyri promptly combined once more to great effect, the former dummying intelligently to allow the forward a low strike at goal that Gbohouo saved well before falling on the rebound.Ismael Traore went close late on for Ivory Coast with an overhead kick © AFP / JAVIER SORIANOMidfielder Geoffrey Serey Die thumped just over from distance after a poor Bounou clearance as Ivory Coast struggled to carve out genuine openings while Younes Belhanda, back in the Morocco side after injury, forced Gbohouo to push over his curling effort.Ivory Coast substitute Wilfried Bony, without a club following his release by Swansea, planted a header wide with Ismael Traore’s spectacular overhead attempt smothered comfortably by Bounou. Noussair Mazraoui, on as a late replacement for Hakim Ziyech, volleyed against the bar in stoppage time after a clinical break as Morocco secured a win that should leave them on course to face a third-place finisher for a spot in the quarter-finals. 0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Youssef En-Nesyri (R) scored his first goal for Morocco since November © AFP / Khaled DESOUKICairo, Egypt, Jun 28 – Morocco coach Herve Renard masterminded another victory over his former team Ivory Coast on Friday as a 1-0 win sent the north Africans through to the last 16 in Egypt.Youssef En-Nesyri’s superb first-half goal in Cairo earned Renard and Morocco a third win in a row over an Ivorian side he coached to the Africa Cup of Nations title in 2015.last_img read more


first_imgA Garda who claims she was sexually assaulted and harassed by a fellow officer admitted buying him a red Santa boxer-shorts set for Christmas.The underwear and other items were produced during a court case at Letterkenny Circuit Court today.The underwear was given as evidence in a case of Garda Kevin Corby who is charged with seven counts of sexual assault and two counts of harassment against two female colleagues. Both female Gardai took sick leave as a result of stress they suffered as a result of the Garda’s approaches while one of the women tried to kill herself.Today was the second day of a trial which is expected to last four days.Defence barrister Peter Nolan told the court the Garda bought the boxer shorts and other items as part of a ‘Secret Santa’ gift for a Garda station’s Christmas party in 2010.He asked “Why if you despised this man did you buy him a pair of sexy Santa boxer shorts. Why did you d that if you despised him. You are a mature woman, a Garda?“During this period you go out and buy a present that is sexually suggestive – with a protuberance at the front, naked but apart from a pair of boxer shorts. Did you not see all the messages you were sending out?” he asked.The Garda said she had absolutely no idea but said it was the mildest item compared to the many secret Santa items of “thrash” that were bought by everyone for the party.The second female Garda revealed how she was also sexually assaulted and harassed by Garda Corby.She alleged that her relationship with Garda Corby gradually got worse and that he constantly made reference to her weight and sex-life.Garda Corby also made comments on the district Garda radio for other members to hear.She revealed how on one occasion how he took her phone and wrote lewd text messages to male friends.“He wrote “I’m at home on the couch. Do you want a ride or something like that,” she said.The woman added that he would daily jibe her about her sex life.She said she wasn’t sleeping and was drinking up to three litres of diet coke on a daily basis to keep her going.She also listed three different occasions on which she claimed she was sexually assaulted.On one occasion a café he rubbed her thigh and told her she needed a man.Another time he put his hand inside her Garda vest and touched her breast and on another he pinned her to a chair and rubbed his groin into her as he sat on top of her in the Garda station.The women also denied suggestions by barrister Nolan that both women spoke about their cases as they prepared their statements for the court case.Three male Gardai form the station also gave evidence yesterday.One Garda told the court how, although it was banter, Corby sometimes took matters too far.“I was aware of one name and I believed he referred to XXXX as Big Mamma.“Kevin could be perceived as a bit of a messer but I thought they all got on.“I’m sure there were comments but I wouldn’t have perceived them or thought much of them but coming from their point of view….“I don’t remember them getting upset. It was a bit of banter.“I didn’t have a problem with Kevin Corby. I do remember telling him that there was a line there and not to cross it,” he said.Another Garda said he had served at other stations and he had never heard such comments like it.He also said to Garda Corby that he was crossing the line but was told “F*** them, they are well able for it,” he said.He said that on one occasion one of the female Gardai said she was going to get a roll to eat.“He said she should get a twelve inch roll and that a six inch roll would be no good to her.“It took this as it was of being of a sexual nature,” said the Garda.Judge John O’Hagan said there is always a bit of banter.But he asked the Garda “You were looking from a male point of view. But if you were a female Garda?”The Garda replied “If it was consistent it could be seen as a bit more than banter,” he said.Another Garda revealed he saw Corby sending text messages from the female Garda’s phone.“Once was funny but not when it kept going,” he said.He also admitted that he heard Corby saying things of a sexual nature.“At the start it was passed off but it kept going and going.“I told Kevin to relax. There was no badness in him but he kept it going. He was known as Cheeky Corby.“I could see it was getting to XXXX and I told him to give it up.”Judge John O’Hagan put it to one of the Gardai if when the female Gardai told Corby to “f*** off” if they meant it?The Garda said he did.The trial continues tomorrow.FEMALE GARDA BOUGHT ACCUSED BOXER SHORTS FOR CHRISTMAS PRESENT was last modified: November 1st, 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:Garda Kevin CorbyharassmentJUdge John O’Hagansexual assaultlast_img read more