Atkinson pleased to make black history

first_img DELIGHTED AT RECOGNITION She said that she is delighted to know that her achievements have been noted not just in Jamaica, but all across the world, in places that are not traditionally known for producing good swimmers. Atkinson’s feat followed another historic moment in black history in aquatics as American swimmer Simone Manuel also made history at the 2016 Rio Olympics, becoming the first African-American female swimmer to win an Olympic medal in an individual event. “We’re seeing a lot of people from the African nations, the minorities coming out more, swimmers in the Caribbean, and it’s truly fantastic to think that I may have been a part of that, so to break the world record as well, it kind of cements what I have done. It’s just showing that it wasn’t a one-time thing, this girl is the fastest person to ever have swam this event to date,” Atkinson said. “She’s a Jamaican, she’s a person of colour and she’s … well, a female. I think it’s something we can all sit back and think about, because it’s truly a remarkable thing – the fastest person ever to come from Jamaica in swimming.” However, Atkinson said that she is not going to stop there and she is aiming to set even faster times this year. “That is always the goal, to go faster,” she said. “But right now, I’m going to control the things I can, and that’s just getting better and trying to better my stroke and my technique and with that should come faster times.” RJR SportS Foundation Sportswoman of the Year runner-up, Alia Atkinson, said that it is a fulfilling feeling knowing that her world-record swim in the 50-metre breaststroke last year can inspire a new generation of black female swimmers. Atkinson set the record in a time of 28.64 seconds at the FINA/Airweave Swimming World Cup in Tokyo, Japan, last October, becoming the first black swimmer to hold a world record on her own after equalling the old record the previous August. “It’s truly something remarkable to sit back and know that I’ve inspired one person, much less thousands of other people from all the different countries,” Atkinson told The Gleaner.last_img read more

UP suffers big blow with injury to Manzo in loss to NU

first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene “He’s hurting right now,” said Perasol. “I’m just hoping he’s going to be able to play in the next games. We all know he’s going to be needed this campaign.” OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Sharapova gets red-hot Garcia in tough Tianjin opener Unfortunately for UP, the Bulldogs were able to capitalize on Manzo’s absence and took the 77-70 victory.The Fighting Maroons settled for a 3-4 record, a game behind fourth seed Far Eastern University.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“That was a big blow for us,” said UP head coach Bo Perasol in Filipino. “Manzo is someone we rely on in the end, that’s his role. We had to pick somebody and somebody had to step up in his place.”Manzo has been a reliable scoring option for the Maroons late in games and he showed that in UP’s 98-87 win over defending champion La Salle where he put up nine of his 17 points in the final period. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide View comments MOST READcenter_img How to help the Taal evacuees Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the Philippines was poised to gain a share of the fourth spot in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament against National University at the end of the first round.The Fighting Maroons were ahead 43-39 in the third and were keeping the Bulldogs at bay when NU center Issa Gaye accidentally landed on Jun Manzo’s right ankle causing the Maroon to leave the game at the 7:55 mark of the quarter.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson 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 DAY6 is for everybody LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Meralco keeps Ginebra struggling, spoils Brownlee’s return

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ 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 Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations “We should not be part of the welcoming party,” said Bolts head coach Norman Black laughing. “Brownlee is a really good player and he’s proven it in the past that it’s very difficult to deal with him on the court.”“It’s a big win for us because it leans us a little bit more towards the top and keeps us away from the bottom.”Onuaku finished with a game-high 24 points while also grabbing 23 rebounds to lead the Bolts while Chris Newsome added 22 points, five rebounds, and five assists.Jared Dillinger also finished in double digits with 13 points while Anjo Caram orchestrated the Bolts’ offense with 12 points and seven dimes.Brownlee had 20 points, 16 rebounds, and 12 assists in his return to the Gin Kings while Japeth Aguilar added 13 points and six boards.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial MOST READ Meralco had no plans of partaking in any welcome celebration for Justin Brownlee as it frustrated Ginebra, 93-82, in the PBA Commissioner’s Cup Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT TNT thrashes Columbian for share of lead in PBA Commissioner’s Cup Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Brownlee returned for his fourth conference in the PBA but his comeback did not make any immediate positive impact for the Gin Kings, who slipped to a 1-4 record.The Bolts, for their part, climbed to the third spot with a 4-2 card.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownMeralco created space in the third going on a 13-6 run across the middle quarters with Arinze Onuaku’s two-hander giving the Bolts a 54-45 lead.Onuaku then gave the Bolts their biggest margin of the game hitting a three-point shot with six seconds left in the third for Meralco’s 73-56 lead. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

WORLD CUP: Neymar is star attraction as fans swarm to Brazil training

first_imgFans cheer Brazil’s Neymar as he leaves a training session in Sochi, Russia, Tuesday, June 12, 2018. Brazil will face Switzerland on June 17 in the group E for the soccer World Cup. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)SOCHI—Brazil attracted an army of excited youngsters — including one who managed to break onto the pitch for a selfie — as they held their first training session on Russian soil ahead of the World Cup.Around 5,000 locals turned out to watch the relaxed session at the Yug-Sport Stadium, next to the Brazilian squad’s hotel in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi.ADVERTISEMENT WORLD CUP: Uruguay striker Suarez seeking redemption LATEST STORIES Those who started the final pre-World Cup warm-up against Austria spent most of Tuesday’s session apart from the rest of Tite’s squad, while Manchester United-bound midfielder Fred was not involved as he continues to nurse an ankle injury.Brazil play their opening game at the tournament on Sunday, when they take on Switzerland in Rostov-on-Don. They will also come up against Costa Rica and Serbia in Group E.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Tuesday is a national holiday in Russia and many fans opted for vantage points along the road leading to the stadium, while others filled the stand.One young boy broke through security barriers and managed to get close to a group of Brazil players including Neymar, taking a photograph before being led away.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownHowever, most fans contented themselves with chanting the name of the world’s most expensive player, who arrived with his teammates in Russia in the early hours of Monday fresh from scoring in a 3-0 friendly win over Austria in Vienna.Members of the Selecao also had a treat in store for Philippe Coutinho, marking the Barcelona midfielder’s 26th birthday by pinning him to the ground, breaking an egg over his head and covering him in flour. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water recedingcenter_img Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours MOST READ China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial View commentslast_img read more

DPP disposed of 212 criminal cases in 2019

first_imgThe backlog of criminal cases within the Supreme Court of Judicature has been reduced by 212 cases after they were disposed of by the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Chambers in 2019.The Director of Public Prosecutions ChambersIn its annual report, the DPP said of the 212 cases, 178 received attention in High Courts across the country while 34 matters were nolle prosequi (not prosecuted) by the DPP. Of the 178 cases, 110 were presented at the Demerara Assizes, 25 at the Berbice Assizes and 43 at the Essequibo Assizes.There were 86 cases for murder, 84 sexual offences, two cases for the offence of manslaughter, five cases of attempt to commit murder and one case for accessory after the fact to murder. These cases resulted in 36 convictions, 56 guilty pleas, 32 formal verdicts of not guilty, 28 not guilty verdicts by jury, five hung juries, four aborted trials and 51 cases were nolle prosequi, 16 of which were done in Court.During 2019, the DPP also appeared in 30 matters in the Court of Appeal. The State was represented by Assistant DPP Dionne McCammon, Assistant DPP Teshana Lake, Assistant DPP Diana O’Brien, Assistant DPP Natasha Backer, Senior State Counsel Mercedes Glasford, State Counsel Narissa Leander and State Counsel Orinthia Schmidt in those matters.Of these 30 appeals, 12 were for sexual offences, three for the offence of manslaughter, eight for murder appeals, two for wounding with intent, another two for possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking and one each for felonious wounding, causing death by dangerous driving and uttering a forged document.The Court of Appeal dismissed and denied eight of these applications to appeal against conviction and sentence; while six other appellants’ applications were allowed in part, that is, the appeals against conviction were dismissed but the appeals against sentence were allowed. The sentences were varied which included commutation of two death sentences to life imprisonment.In addition, the Court of Appeal reserved one decision while one other application was withdrawn. There were eight applications for extension of time to file and serve notices of appeal of which six were granted and two were denied. Five appellants made applications for bail pending their appeal, three of these were denied while one application was granted and one other application was withdrawn. The Court of Appeal also allowed an appeal by the State against an acquittal.During this year, the Demerara Full Court dealt with 15 matters for the offences of break and enter and larceny, possession of firearm without license, murder, possession of cannabis, possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking, assault causing actual bodily harm and rape of a girl under 16 years. Four applications were withdrawn, one application was struck out after the Full Court ruled it had no jurisdiction to hear the matter, five appellants were denied their applications while five others were granted their applications to appeal.Meanwhile, the Berbice Full Court heard an application to appeal against sentence for the offence of possession of narcotics for the purpose of trafficking. The appellant did not attend court and the application was dismissed. The Berbice Civil Court also heard an application to quash a committal for the offence of murder and the application was granted.In 2019, the DPP appeared at the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in an application for leave to appeal against a decision of the Court of Appeal, where the conviction and sentence for the offence of manslaughter was dismissed. The CCJ dismissed the application. The Chambers are also engaged in another case before the Trinidad-based regional court, where the applicant applied for leave to appeal against the decision of the Court of Appeal to dismiss an appeal against conviction and sentence for the offence of rape of a child under 16 years. The CCJ has denied the application for leave to appeal against the conviction but has granted leave to hear the appeal against sentence in January 2020.During 2019, the DPP’s office received 318 depositions, of which 174 indictments were proffered, 16 were returned to Magistrates’ Courts for reopening of cases, 13 matters were discontinued, two were nolle prosequi while 113 matters are receiving attention. The Chambers also gave legal advice in 3725 files received from the Guyana Police Force and other law enforcement agencies.The last criminal session of 2019 in Demerara came to an end on December 20, when the goal delivery was done by Justice Sandil Kissoon. The Demerara October 2019 Criminal Assizes was presided over by Justice Kissoon along with Justices Jo-Ann Barlow and Simone Morris-Ramlall.During this session, 49 of 322 cases were disposed of with 36 having received attention in the Demerara High Court while 12 were nolle prosequi by the DPP via letter.Of the 36 matters that were presented, 20 were for the offence of murder while 16 others were for sexual offences. These resulted in 13 guilty pleas, nine guilty verdicts by jury, three not guilty verdicts, six formal verdicts of not guilty, two hung juries and three aborted trials.The January 2020 Criminal Assizes in Demerara will open on January 14, 2020, with a total of 318 cases listed to be heard. Justices Barlow, Kissoon and Brassington Reynolds have been rostered to sit during this session.Meanwhile, the Berbice Criminal Assizes which opened on October 15, 2019, is ongoing until February 3, 2020. State Prosecutor Seeta Bishundial presented six matters thus far before Justice Brassington Reynolds during this assizes. The February 2020 Berbice Criminal Assizes will commence on February 4.Additionally, the October 2019 Essequibo Criminal Assizes also remains in progress. During this session thus far, State Counsel Lisa Cave has presented seven matters before Justice Gino Persaud. The Essequibo February 2020 Criminal Assizes will commence on February 18.last_img read more

Burnley 1-3 Everton: Eto’o masterclass leaves Clarets feeling blue

first_img1 Samuel Eto’o celebrates his first goal against Burnley with Leighton Baines What Sean Dyche would give for a player like Samuel Eto’o.The striker, now 33, but showing no signs of losing his killer instincts, boasts some of Europe’s top clubs on his CV. And his class ultimately proved to be the difference at Turf Moor as Everton left their hosts still searching for their first Premier League win of the season.The home side huffed and puffed and showed plenty of spirit, but a lack of genuine quality at both ends of the pitch continues to cost them. Quality like that possseed by Eto’o.And that was evident as early as the third minute when the visitors took the lead with the first meaningful attack of the match.A sweeping move ended with Leon Osman laying the ball out wide into the path of Leighton Baines and the overlapping full-back’s cross was aimed perfectly towards the run of Eto’o. The Cameroon international did not even need to check his stride before he powered his header in off the underside of the crossbar.Even at that early stage it looked as though that goal could open the floodgates for the Merseysiders and lead to a long, long afternoon for Sean Dyche’s struggling side but, to their credit, they refused to lie down.Despite being second best for long periods of time, they clawed their way back into the game in the 20th minute – although they were given a large helping hand by Romelu Lukaku.The Belgian striker gave the ball away cheaply midway inside his own half, and Lukas Jutkiewicz made him pay with a perfect through ball for Danny Ings.And the striker, who did so much so much to help Burnley secure promotion last season, kept his composure to round Tim Howard and slot the ball home for his first Premier League goal.That will have come as a huge personal relief to him, and a collective relief to his team, but their joy was all too short-lived.They enjoyed parity for just eight minutes before Everton again punished the Clarets for hesitancy at the back.Again the Toffees passed the ball around neatly before Steven Naismith fed the ball into Lukaku in the penalty area. The centre-forward was perhaps slightly fortunate his first effort rebounded off a defender and back into his path but he needed no second invitation as he swept the ball across Tom Heaton and into the far corner.It was hard to argue Everton did not deserve their lead, and they continued to look the most likely to score again.Naismtih’s looping header clipped the top of the crossbar, while Eto’o tested Heaton with a decent long-range drive.And it was fitting it was Eto’o who had the last word in the contest, as he settled the affair with a scintillating 25-yard curling drive that gave Heaton absolutely no chance to reinforce Everton’s superiority and pile on the misery for the home fans. – misery that was almost multiplied as Eto’o was denied his hat-trick by a post in the dying moments.There was no doubting the hosts’ commitment to the cause, but Dyche desperately needs to unlock the secret to finding that first win of the campaign. And he needs to do it quickly.last_img read more

Warnock reveals failed Palace move for in-form Spurs man

first_imgNeil Warnock has revealed he tried to sign Harry Kane from Tottenham when he first arrived at Crystal Palace.Kane has been one of Spurs’ star performers this term, hitting 11 goals in all competitions so far.But Warnock says the striker could have been in an Eagles shirt this summer, revealing he came close to landing the 21-year-old back in August when he was on the fringes of the first team under Mauricio Pochettino.And now the Palace boss must find a way to shackle Kane when the sides meet at White Hart Lane on Saturday.Warnock said: “I’ve tried to get him a few times this year.“He’s a good lad, a genuine lad. He’s an exciting player, his first thought when he gets the ball is positive.“When I came in he wasn’t involved at the time. We thought there was a chance of getting him on loan but unfortunately they’re in that horrible cup on a Thursday night.” 1last_img read more

Allen set for Liverpool exit as Sevilla, Southampton and Swansea eye Wales ace

first_img1 Joe Allen is attracting attention from a host of clubs as Jurgen Klopp prepares to sell the midfielder this summer.The 26-year-old is popular with the Anfield faithful and starred for Wales at Euro 2016 as they made history by reaching the semi-finals.But Allen has only 12 months left on his contract with Liverpool and has not been offered a new deal.Reds boss Klopp is now understood to be ready to cash in on Allen this summer as he looks to reshape his squad.Swansea, who sold the player to the Reds for £15m in 2012, are keen to re-sign their former star.Southampton are also understood to be showing an interest, while Spanish giants Sevilla are monitoring his situaton having been impressed by his performances in France this summer.Liverpool are believed to have slapped an £11m price tag on Allen’s head. Joe Allen in action for Wales at Euro 2016 last_img read more

Site offers New Year’s messages on confetti

first_imgMessages and wishes for the new year from people around the world will float down on the New Year’s Eve revelers in Times Square when the confetti is dropped. For the first time, anyone can get a message printed on a piece of the multicolored confetti by visiting the Times Square Information Center or by using the Internet to type a message on a “Wishing Wall Online” – http://tinyurl.com/2c5efd. The message-carrying pieces will be mixed among the more than one ton of confetti, organizers said. Messages can be serious or silly, said Tim Tompkins, a spokesman for the Times Square Alliance, which organizes the party. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonSo far, messages have included everything from wanting to be taller or having a smarter boss to healthy children and asking for the safe return of a child from Iraq, he said. “Peace in the World,” reads one posted on the “virtual wishing wall.”last_img read more

PICTURE SPECIAL: DONEGAL’S FINEST CLEAN UP AT THE OIREACHTAS FESTIVAL

first_imgClaire Nic Suibhne from Rann na Feirste who won second prize in the Storytelling competition for 15-18 year olds at the Oireachtas festival in Killarney. The Oireachtas celebrates the best of sean-nós singing, dancing and storytelling. Pic: Clive WassonThe annual Oireachtas festival which celebrates the best of sean-nós singing, dancing and storytelling took place in the INEC Killarney over the weekend and plenty of trophies, cups and medals are making their way to Donegal this week. One of the stand-out winners is Eoghan Ó Curraighín from Baile Mór in Teelin who took away two big prizes – first prize in the Dreas Cainte competition and first prize in the Storytelling competition – it was his 6th time winning the Storytelling competition – the only person to win it so many times.Storytelling must run in the family as his son Shane won second prize in the qualifying competition in Storytelling. Dreas Cainte competition1st prize – Eoghan Ó Curraighín from Teelin in Donegal.Storytelling – qualifying competition2nd prize – Shane Ó Curraighín from Teelin in Donegal. Storytelling – main competiton1st prize: Eoghan Ó Curraighín from Teelin in Donegal.Amhrán Saothair2nd prize: Áine Ní Bhreisleáin and Suzanne Ní Ghallchóir from Gaoth Dóbhair in DonegalCorn Uí Riada sean-nós singing competition 3rd prize: Máire Ní Choilm from Gaoth Dóbhair in DonegalAithriseoireacht Under 121st prize: Ailbhe Ní Ghallchóir from na Doirí Beaga in Donegal2nd prize: Joseph Mac Suibhne from Rann na Feirste in Donegal Aithriseoireacht 12-15 years1st prize: Hugh Anthony Mac Suibhne from Rann na Feirste in DonegalSean-nós singing competition Under 122nd prize: Gráinne Ní Dhomhnaill from Cionn Caslach in DonegalSean-nós singing competition 12-15 years1st prize: Naoise Mac Cathmhaoil from Ard an Ratha in DonegalStorytelling competition 15-18 years2nd prize: Claire Nic Suibhne from Rann na Feirste in DonegalMáire Mhic Niallais and Bláthnaid Ó Brádaigh, President of Oireachtas na Gaeilge presenting Ailbhe Ní Ghallchóir from na Doirí Beaga in Donegal with first prize in the Under 12 Aithriseoireacht competition at the Oireachtas festival in Killarney. He also won first prize in the Dreas Cainte competition. The Oireachtas celebrates the best of sean-nós singing, dancing and storytelling. Pic: Clive WassonHugh Anthony Mac Suibhne from Rann na Feirste who won first prize in the Aithriseoireacht competition for 12-15 year olds at the Oireachtas festival in Killarney. He also won first prize in the Dreas Cainte competition. The Oireachtas celebrates the best of sean-nós singing, dancing and storytelling. Pic: Clive WassonEoghan Ó Curraighín from Teileann in Donegal who won first prize in the main Storytelling competition for the sixth time at the Oireachtas festival in Killarney. He also won first prize in the Dreas Cainte competition. The Oireachtas celebrates the best of sean-nós singing, dancing and storytelling. Pic: Clive WassonEoghan Ó Curraighín from Teileann in Donegal who won first prize in the main Storytelling competition for the sixth time at the Oireachtas festival in Killarney. He also won first prize in the Dreas Cainte competition. The Oireachtas celebrates the best of sean-nós singing, dancing and storytelling. Pic: Clive WassonPICTURE SPECIAL: DONEGAL’S FINEST CLEAN UP AT THE OIREACHTAS FESTIVAL was last modified: November 5th, 2013 by John2Share 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:KILLARNEYOIREACHTASPICTURE SPECIAL: DONEGAL’S FINEST CLEAN UP AT THE OIREACHTAS FESTIVALlast_img read more