Blake lights up MVP meet – Drops ‘Beast’ nickname, relieved after injury setbacks

first_imgFormer world 100m champion Yohan Blake sent out an early message to his rivals when he stole the spotlight at the MVP Track and Field meet inside the National Stadium on Saturday night. Blake seemed to be nearing his best after years of injury setbacks as he gave the fair-sized crowd something to talk about, stopping the clock in a world leading 9.95 seconds to win his 100m heat. After seeing his training partner at Racers Track Club, Warren Weir, posting 10.07 seconds to win his 100m race in the previous heat, Blake settled in his blocks in front of an anxious crowd inside the venue. The sprinter caught up to the field in the early part of the race then burst away from the pack to score an impressive win ahead of Sprintec’s Rasheed Dwyer and High Performance Training Centre’s Zharnel Hughes, who both clocked 10.10 seconds. Delivered “First and foremost, I must give God thanks. He has been present in my life and has changed my life over the past weeks, and I have gotten rid of that name the ‘Beast’. I am happy for the win as I came out and delivered and it is like a heavy load has been lifted off my head,” Blake said after his run. “While warming up before the race, I felt very good, and I am extremely happy with my first outing. This is a big step for me, and I can say Yohan is back,” Blake declared. Earlier, Blake had teamed up with Weir, St Kitts and Nevis’ Jason Rodgers, and Michael Frater to win the Open 4x100m for Racers in a zippy 38.45 seconds. Annsert Whyte effortlessly clocked a season best 49.39 seconds in winning his men’s 400m hurdles event – the fastest time for the night in the event. Javarn Gallimore was next best in 50.09 seconds, while Ricardo Cunningham of Cameron Blazers Track Club, who was running the event for the second time in his career, won his section in 50.28 seconds for the third fastest time overall. Racers-based Antiguan Miguel Francis delivered big time in copping the men’s 200m event with a 20.11 seconds clocking, getting the better of Sprintec’s Oshane Bailey, 20.42, with 400m specialist Javon Francis of Akan Track Club finishing third in 20.54 seconds. MVP’s Jonia McDonald continued to show improvements in the 400m as, competing in the final heat, he cruised to victory in 46.32 seconds for the fastest time, overall, with Peter Matthews finishing second in 46.38 seconds ahead of Josef Robertson, 46.45. Making his debut in the one-lap event this season, outstanding Junior Jaheel Hyde won his heat in 46.66 seconds to be fourth overall, School record Kingston College, Calabar, and Jamaica College warmed up for next weekend’s Penn Relays in impressive style as all three teams went under 40 seconds in the 4x100m relay, with Kingston College leading the way. The quartet of Shivnarine Smalling, Akeem Bloomfield, Jhevaughn Matherson and Tyrese Bryan finished second behind Racers in 39.52 seconds, the fastest time by a schoolboy team this year and a Kingston College school record. Calabar were third in 39.60 seconds, while Jamaica College were fourth in 39.77 seconds. On the female side, it was Sprintec’s Ronda Whyte who stole the show with a big personal best in the women’s 400m hurdles. Whyte was at her best as she turned back a strong field to win the event in 55.58 seconds to be the top Jamaican female in the event so far this season. Trailing her in second was training partner at Sprintec, Ristananna Tracey, 56.04, and her sister, Nikita Tracey, 56.33, of MVP Track Club. World Championships 400m bronze medallist Shericka Jackson, 52.10, topped the field in the women’s 400m, getting the better of Namibia’s Herunga Tjipekapora, 52.81, and Dawnalee Loney, 53.14.last_img read more

BIG WORK LOAD FOR RODNEY ADAMS ACTG DEPUTY COMMISH

first_img Related Items:Colin Farquhar, deputy commissioner, rodney adams, royal turks and caicos police force Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 01 Dec 2014 – One week from today, Rodney Adams will return to work on the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police force and his portfolio is full. Taking up the post of Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police and focused on Corporate Services in the Force which means he will oversee Human Resources, Finances, Training, Assets, Strategic Planning and Policy Development. Seems like the work load is piled high for Adams who has been off the job for about a year and who was on Monday November 17 exonerated of charges by the Integrity Commission which said he overstepped his boundaries dangerously when he spoke to a witness in a murder probe to which his son was linked; that witness had not yet been interviewed by the investigating officers. The 11 member jury could not agree beyond a shadow of a doubt and returned a not guilty verdict in favor of Adams. The Commissioner of Police, Colin Farquhar and Governor HE Peter Beckingham confirmed the reinstatement over the weekend; Adams gets back to work December 8th. Nearly 100 Haitian migrants caught by TCI Police Marine division Bishop says peace & prosperity is everybody’s responsibility at Law Enforcers Church Service Recommended for you Freeze proposed on new security firmslast_img read more

No new Zika cases for TCI country praised by Consultant

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, April 5, 2017 – Providenciales – Zika Communications Strategy consultant, Salorne McDonald announced there have been no new cases of Zika in the TCI for 2017.  Speaking to Magnetic Media Monday, McDonald said the 25 cases of Zika reported in 2016 was a cause for concern in a small population.  McDonald referred to the reduction in cases this year as “fantastic,” however, and credited initiatives from the Ministry of Health and other partners for this success.The Consultant, who started work with the TCI since October, said that TCI is managing the Zika issue better than many others in the region.  “TCI is doing very well. In a number of other places we’ve been in contact with, they’re still having challenges with getting communities to buy into how to dispose of large debris,” said McDonald.  He added there has been strong support for government initiatives from communities and NGOs such as the Red Cross.According to McDonald, there has not only been a decrease in cases of Zika, but a decrease in the number of larvae found in traps set by the Environmental Health division of the ministry. The next steps for the government will be to ensure that breeding sites continue to be eliminated and to continue with current community clean-up programmes.  “We have to remain vigilant and we have to continue collaborating because collaboration thus far has been the strongest weapon in the fight (against Zika).”Story by:  Zahra Gordon#MagneticMediaNews#newzikacasesforTCI#zikacasesreducedinTCI#fightagainstzika Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#fightagainstzika, #magneticmedianews, #newzikacasesforTCI, #zikacasesreducedinTCIlast_img read more

Minister Discusses with Grand Bahama Councilors Issues and Successes of Local Government

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 1, 2017 – Grand Bahama – Minister of Transport and Local Government, the Hon. Frankie Campbell, met with Local Government Councilors during his trip to Grand Bahama October 26-27, 2017.   The meeting took the form of a dinner at Maryann’s Restaurant in Freeport.Minister Campbell told the council leaders that his purpose in meeting with them was to get feedback on their respective constituencies, but mostly to learn from them how to put together a successful local government council.   He noted that Local Government is still something the Government intends to implement in Nassau and, thus, he wanted to “pick their brains” on exactly what works in the establishment of local government.Once Local Government Councilors shared with the Minister their concerns and challenges, they were more than happy to share their recommendations on the successful establishment of Local Government.Press Release: BIS(BIS Photo/Andrew Coakley) Related Items:last_img read more

Hodgson admits defeats against Chelsea

first_imgThe Crystal Palace manager says the Blues were the better side today and deserved the 1-0 victory at Selhurst ParkA lonely goal by N’Golo Kante gave Chelsea a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace today in the English Premier League.And for Palace coach Roy Hodgson, that victory was well-deserved for his rivals.“I thought we worked as hard as we could work and we were playing a very good team who made it difficult for us to disturb their passing rhythm,” he explained on Sky Sports.“I thought they were very good on the ball, but I thought our discipline, particularly in the first half, was very good.”Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“We kept them in front of us, they had a lot of the ball but they weren’t creating chances,” he explained.“But when they score the goal, everything changes.”“We’ve then got two options – fly at it like we did in the final 15 minutes, and run the risk of conceding two, three or four, or to keep it tight for a little bit longer in the hope that you’ll then create something, or the ball will fall your way and you would get what would have been an undeserved point,” he added.“So I don’t know if we could have done much more in terms of our approach to the game. We played against a very good side and they were much better than we were.”last_img read more