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Andre Lowe, Special Projects Editor – Sports Rio 2016 standout Elaine Thompson was confirmed as Jamaica’s best female sports star in the past year after winning her first RJR Sports Foundation National Sportswoman of the Year award at the Jamaica Pegasus. Thompson won gold in the 100m and 200m at the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games before helping Jamaica to a silver medal in the 4x100m relay. She also won the 100m Diamond Race in the IAAF Diamond League series and earlier claimed bronze in the 60m at the World Indoor Championships in what was a dominant year on the track. Swimming star Alia Atkinson, who also had a strong year after breaking the 50m short course breaststroke world record after equalling the 100m mark, also won three medals at the World Swimming Championships and was a 100m breaststroke finalist at the Olympic Games. “It is indeed an honour to stand here and accept this award. Last year was amazing, it was a blast to capture the 100m and 200m in Rio Brazil and to be the first woman in 28 years to do so much is overwhelming,” said Thompson.
Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic delivers a press conference in Belgrade on July 26, 2017.Twelve-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic will miss the rest of the season with an elbow injury, he announced on July 26. AFPJuly 26, 2016: Roger Federer announces he is shutting down his season to rest a knee injury and will return in January 2017.July 26, 2017: Novak Djokovic announces he is shutting down his season to rest an elbow injury and will return in January 2018.ADVERTISEMENT ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Commissioner Silver says Seattle a strong candidate for ‘inevitable’ NBA expansion Djokovic, 30, will eventually see his world ranking slip to around the 15 mark — his first trip outside the top 10 since March 2007.Federer, five years his senior, was 17 in the world when he won the Australian Open this year and is now back at three.So there is plenty of encouragement there for Djokovic who will be a dangerous last-16 opponent for one of his top rivals at the 2018 Australian Open where he has won six titles.“My body has its limits, and I have to respect that and be grateful for all that I have achieved so far,” said Djokovic, admitting that his on-court troubles are a brutal legacy of over-playing.When Federer called time on his 2016 campaign, he had played just 28 matches.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Same day of the year, similar injury-connected storyline — but identical outcome?Djokovic, struggling on and off for 18 months with a right elbow injury, and without adding to his 12 majors since completing the career Grand Slam at the 2016 French Open, announced Wednesday that he won’t play again in 2017.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’It will rule him out of the US Open where he has twice been champion and made six of the last seven finals as well as Serbia’s Davis Cup semi-final against France.His absence from New York will be the first time he has missed a Slam since 2004, ending a run of 51 successive majors. When Federer skipped the 2016 French Open, it ended his majors streak at 65. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next But he doesn’t advocate lengthy breaks for all players.“Some players just need to play. They need to play every other day, otherwise they feel like they completely lose touch with the racquet and the ball, the body goes all funny on them,” said Federer.When Djokovic retired from his Wimbledon quarter-final against Tomas Berdych with the right elbow injury which has now ended his season, it completed a miserable year at the majors for the Serb.He was a second-round loser at the Australian Open and a quarter-finalist at Roland Garros.Former coach Boris Becker told Djokovic at Wimbledon that he needed to step back from the sport.“Federer is playing the best tennis ever at the age of 35 because he has got everything right in the rest of his life too,” said Becker.“Maybe that is a lesson for Andy and Novak to really take care of their bodies — take their time and get healthy, and don’t play when they can’t.”Djokovic has now heeded the German’s advice although he will still have his hands full with wife Jelena soon to give birth to the couple’s second child.“It is important for me to recover, to be able to play injury free for as long as possible, to compete in the sport that has given me so much, the sport I love,” said Djokovic. McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return MOST READ While he rested up, Andy Murray and Djokovic battled over three continents for the world number one spot.British star Murray ended the year having fought through 87 matches while Djokovic played 74 times.In 2017, Federer has featured in just seven tournaments, winning the Australian Open, Indian Wells and Miami Masters, the Halle grass-court title and his record eighth Wimbledon.Lesson for DjokovicHis win loss-record for the year is currently 31-2.Federer also skipped the 10-week clay-court season which culminated in Rafael Nadal strolling to a 10th Roland Garros title.Murray, whose Wimbledon title defence ended in a quarter-final loss to Sam Querrey, has taken part in 11 events this year with a win-loss ratio of 25-10.The world number one is also carrying a hip injury which could yet see him also sit out the US Open.Djokovic has slugged through 12 tournaments, including two trips to the Davis Cup. He has 32 wins on the season and eight losses.Federer, who may play just one warm-up event before the US Open which he has won five times, believes his 2016 sabbatical has helped extend his career despite his 36th birthday fast approaching on August 8. Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets 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 View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend
Allegations of attempted jury tampering on Thursday, May 22, compelled Judge Blamo Dixon of Criminal Court ‘A’ to temporary halt proceedings in Antoinette Nettie Peters’ murder trial.Prosecutors claimed that they saw jurors Nathan Chea and Rachael Kun Suah at different locations communicating with defendant Jefferson Dahn’s family members, praying the Court to conduct an immediate investigation.Jefferson Dahn is the man who allegedly stabbed Antoinette Nettie Peters on January 3, 2013.However, Jurors Chea and Suah denied the allegation when they were probed by the Court.Interestingly, after the Court’s investigation, Judge Blamo publicly announced, “Since the investigation does not need to ask for call log from any of the GSM companies, the findings are hereby reserved to be delivered anytime during the trial.”He also warned the panel by saying, “You have to follow the case. Ask your questions, and don’t be intimidated. Behave as though nothing had happened. Don’t be afraid.” Although the Court did not make its findings public, Judge Dixon chose to allow Chea and Suah to stay on the jury team in order to help the Court to decide the case.The trial continued Thursday, May 22, with Nettie’s brother, Smith Peters, taking the witness stand.Prosecution further alleged that on Wednesday, the day after the court adjourned proceedings, juror Nathan Chea spoke with a man named Gabriel, whom they claimed is a family member of defendant Dahn.They said the interaction took place in the Capitol By-pass Community, which is a few meters from the Temple of Justice, where the case is being tried.Prosecutor also alleged that Juror Rachael Kun Suah was booked having conversation with one of defendant Dahn’s family members.They further alleged that the conversation happened in another courtroom of Criminal Court ‘B.’Dahn is on trial for allegedly stabbing to death Nettie in the victim’s boyfriend, Bonfrer Adidee’s bedroom on January 3, 2013, 12th Street, Sinkor.He denies the claim, alleging he was promised US$600, a laptop and two phones by Adidee, whom he claimed murdered the victim.Adidee is a Ugandan national and an employee of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL).UNMIL Clarifies Employee’s StatusMeanwhile, authorities of UNMIL Thursday, May 22, in a communication to the Daily Observer, clarified that Adidee, the victim’s boyfriend, has not left Liberia, leaving the entire case behind as had been reported in some quarters.The communication further clarified, “he continues to work with the Mission and is physically present in the country.”In addition, they said, at the time of the Daily Observer’s Wednesday, May  story titled ‘UNMIL Officer Fiancée’s Murder Case Begins,’ “the staff member was not summoned to appear before the Liberian court trying the alleged murder case.”They further stated in their communication, that they “collaborated with the Liberia National Police during the investigation stage of the case and stand ready to continue cooperating with authority\ies in the proceedings related to the tragic incident.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Vice President and Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister Sydney Allicock says economic sustainability of Indigenous villages and communities remains Government’s top priority as the fifth North Pakaraima Expo opened on Monday in Tuseneng Village, Region Eight.Some of the officials attending the ExpoThe Minister noted that for success to be achieved, there must be partnership, and the Government was capable, ready, and willing to partner so that this could be achieved.One such collaborative initiative to be executed by the Ministry which will ensure villages and communities are managed sustainably is a Village Improvement Plan (VIP) where the Ministry will assist in the development of a 10-year plan for sustainability.“To properly serve these communities we must have a plan; we call it the Village Improvement Plan, which means that you must know your resources – human and other natural resources…so the VIP will allow us to take management control of our destiny and you see, we have to be in partnership with this movement, we cannot do it alone, but we are prepared to meet you halfway to work in collaboration with you to achieve those needs.”The Minister also brought into focus an initiative, which would empower the Indigenous peoples, noting that “we have already started to have institutions within the various regions; take, for example Regions 1,7,8 and 9 that need services, that need easier access to better education, better health, better opportunities for markets, agriculture linkages… and better roads so that when the roads become a reality, where you can travel without hindrance, you must have products readily available for shipment; we must be able to use the road and not the road using us.”Another project soon to be realised is a lapidary project in Monkey Mountain, which will soon begin producing jewellery and ornaments from semi-precious stones to supply the local and international markets.Tuseneng Village Toshao Philip Geronimo acknowledged that history continued to be made for his people, since this was the first time that a sitting Head of State has visited the village, with President David Granger making his inaugural visit and address to hundreds who turned out for the activity.The expo attracted hundreds from Kanapang, Penak, Itabac, Kurukubaru, Kato, Paramakatoi, Monkey Mountain and Chuing Mouth who traversed through valleys and over mountains for the two-day event.
Dawson Creek vs. Manning:Thu., Feb. 21 – Manning at Dawson CreekSat., Feb. 23 – Dawson Creek at ManningTue., Feb. 26 – Manning at Dawson CreekFri., March 1 – Dawson Creek at Manning*Sat., March 2 – Manning at Dawson Creek*Tue., March 5 – Dawson Creek at Manning*Thu., March 7 – Manning at Dawson Creek* if necessary FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Game one of the NPHL Semi-Finals is kicking off tonight.Four teams will be battling it out in a best of seven series in hopes of making it to the Finals.The Dawson Creek Senior Canucks and Manning Comets will be starting the semi-finals in Dawson Creek.- Advertisement -This is a battle between two teams that have never met in NPHL playoff history, so it will be an exciting series to watch.Meanwhile, the Grande Prairie Athletics will be facing the Falher Pirates. The first game of the series will be taking place in Falher.Here are the schedules.Advertisement Grande Prairie vs. Falher:Thu., Feb. 21 – Grande Prairie at FalherSat., Feb. 23 – Falher at Grande PrairieTue., Feb. 26 – Grande Prairie at FalherThu., Feb. 28 – Falher at Grande Prairie*Sat., March 2 – Grande Prairie at Falher*Tue., March 5 – Falher at Grande Prairie*Thu., March 7 – Grande Prairie at Falher* if necessaryAdvertisement
-ransack room, steal cellular phones, tablet before escapingTwo female students residing at the Nursing School in New Amsterdam, Berbice, are now traumatised after two bandits entered their bedroom and relieved them of their valuables.The two students are 24-year-old Wendy John and 29-year-old Eliza Edwin, both of Region Eight.Reports are that at about 01:30h on Saturday morning, the two female students were asleep in the bedroom which they share when they were awoken by the perpetrators.The two suspects were said to have been dressed in dark clothing and had cloths tied around the lower parts of their faces to conceal their identities. One of the men brandished a handgun.According to a source, the men grabbed a Samsung Galaxy S8 phone valued at $101,000 and a Samsung Tablet 4 valued at $43,000 belonging to Wendy and one Samsung J2 valued at $37,000 that belonged to Eliza.After snatching the items, the men ransacked the bedroom, in search of more valuables. However, during this time, one of the students raised an alarm, which prompted the men to escape through a window.Shortly after, the police were contacted and although the scene was dusted for fingerprints, none were found. A search for the two suspects in the compound proved futile.An investigation has been launched into the robbery and a manhunt is on for the two suspects.
Gabe Pruitt certainly deserved it. He was USC’s unquestioned leader in Friday night’s 70-61 Pacific-10 Conference Tournament semifinal victory over Washington State, scoring 26points, including a season-high six3-pointers. But Pruitt shied away. Not because that’s his natural disposition, not because he had nothing to say. On the contrary. After spending the first 11 games of the season feeling like he’d let himself, his team, his coaches and the fans down by allowing himself to become academically ineligible, Pruitt wasn’t ready to proclaim himself fully redeemed after what USC coach Tim Floyd called “his best two games of the season.” “The season’s not over yet,” Pruitt said. “I still have a lot more to do. “It was real hard sitting out. I felt like I let everyone down. And it was all my fault. My doing.” Statistically, it might not look like Pruitt has had the best of seasons. After hitting more 3-pointers than any other Trojan in his first two seasons, he has gone cold this season from beyond the arc, hitting just 34 percent. He walked quickly off the court, only taking a few moments to celebrate. After his turn in the interview room, he all but sprinted back to the locker room. Most other players would have milked the moment, lingered a few extra minutes in front of the cameras, flashed a few more smiles for the evening newscast. But that statistic is a bit misleading. Last season, Pruitt played mostly as a shooting guard, allowing him to set up and set his feet. But he had to switch to point guard this year after the tragic death of point guard Ryan Francis during the offseason. It’s the position Pruitt will likely play as a professional, but it has taken some time to adjust to. Instead of setting up in his favorite spots, he’s setting up Nick Young or Lodrick Stewart. Instead of catching and releasing, he’s bringing the ball up the court. But it’s not completely foreign to Pruitt. He played point guard part of the time in high school. But it has taken some time to reacquaint himself with the role. “I have a lot of guys around me that can score, so it takes the load off me to score like I used to do,” Pruitt said. “I tried to shift and focus on getting it to Taj (Gibson), Nick, Lod, Daniel (Hackett), those other guys who can score. Having those guys around makes my job easier.” Friday, Pruitt put it all together. He made 4 of 5 3-pointers in the first half and both of the 3s he attempted in the second half. He also dished out three assists and had no turnovers. “It starts with defense for him,” Stewart said of Pruitt. “The more aggressive he is on defense, the more aggressive he is on offense. He was getting his feet set and knocking them down, so we had to just keep giving it to him.” A few more games like Friday, and Pruitt might feel right about staying in the spotlight a little longer. firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Surprisingly, it’s not a question that derives an easy answer. Total freedom, no one telling you what to do. Those were aspects that even appealed to me. But then I would remember, her lifestyle almost killed her. And if I were to believe some people who work with chronically homeless women, the question is not if she was ever raped, but how often. The Not In My Back Yard phenomenon is so strong right now. Concerned neighbors are rallying against people like my sister, the modern-day lepers. They are outcasts to be shunned into ghettos of despair, away from the oh so fragile eyes of us “normal people.” I can’t pass judgment on the NIMBYs. After all, I know I can’t live with my mentally ill relative in the same house. How far can I blame the people who don’t want them to live in the same neighborhood? I can only hope. I can only hope that people feel, when they survey the tragic landscape of Skid Row, there but for the grace of God go I. I can only hope the nights stay warm. I can only hope that the NIMBYs someday realize that services located in their neighborhood for people with a mental illness don’t have much effect on their property values or local crime rates. I can only hope that when the cloud of trouble comes, it will pass over the head of a toothless, one-footed woman. Jim Randall is president of the San Fernando Valley chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Write to him by e-mail at email@example.comWant local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! I hated myself for calling the police when she went to the bathroom. She had come to me for sanctuary, and now I had to do the right thing so she could live and hopefully keep her leg. To do the right thing had never felt so obscene. But to not call the police could lead to her death. I didn’t hesitate. And now she had gone AWOL again. I once asked her, trying to get a sense of logic governed by psychosis, why she lived the way she did. It made no sense to me. She replied, “What’s so bad about living on the street?” MY sister recently went missing. She was living in a home for seniors and people with a mental illness. I had taken her to eat at the local Sizzler the previous weekend. She had told me she was now taking walks around her neighborhood. I had been so excited that she was finally taking some initiative to get outside. After she had part of her foot amputated from the gangrene she had picked up living on the street, she rarely left her bed. But now she was taking walks without me, exploring the neighborhood. I gave her a $20 bill to buy things on the outside. Everybody needs a little money in their pocket. Then she used that money to take off. She was last seen heading to pick up a bus. I had reconnected with her a couple of years ago. She arrived at my doorstep after we had lost contact. I quickly noticed she walked with a limp. She had walked 12 hours to get to my house on a gangrenous foot. I saw a hospital bracelet, and got her to give me the phone number. When I called, officials said she had to be taken to the hospital immediately, that she had gone AWOL from a nursing home and needed to have her foot amputated.
AFP Sport looks at the tops and flops from a month-long festival of football in Russia:– Tops –Kylian MbappeCroatia midfielder Luka Modric has won three man-of-the-match awards at the World Cup © AFP / Odd ANDERSENHardly an unknown following a 180-million-euro ($210-million) transfer from Monaco to Paris Saint-Germain, Mbappe became a global phenomenon after tearing Argentina apart in a thrilling 4-3 last-16 win.In scoring twice, Mbappe, 19, became the first teenager since Pele in 1958 to score multiple times in the same World Cup game.Luka ModricFresh from winning a fourth Champions League in five seasons with Real Madrid, Modric boosted his case to be considered the world’s best midfielder with three man-of-the-match awards before the final.Modric’s stunning strike was the highlight as Croatia announced themselves as contenders by thrashing Argentina 3-0 in the group stage. He bounced back from missing a penalty in extra-time against Denmark to make amends in penalty shootout wins against the Danes and Russia.Belgium forward Eden Hazard celebrates after scoring against England in the World Cup third place play-off © AFP / Giuseppe CACACEEden HazardIt was another case of what might have been for Belgium’s ‘golden generation’, who lost their semi-final defeat against France by the finest of margins. But unlike four years ago and at Euro 2016, Hazard showed his full range of skills on the international stage.The Chelsea forward scored three times and was instrumental in both a spirited fightback from 2-0 to beat Japan 3-2 in the last 16 and then victory over Brazil in arguably the game of the tournament.– Flops –GermanyThomas Mueller (right) reacts after Germany’s elimination from the World Cup at the group stage © AFP / SAEED KHANThe defending champions went the same way as Spain four years ago and Italy in 2010 as holders who failed to get out of their group.Defeats to Mexico and South Korea saw the four-time world champions finish bottom of their section and fall at the first hurdle for the first time in 80 years.African teamsEgypt forward Mohamed Salah was unfit when he arrived at the World Cup in Russia © AFP / NICOLAS ASFOURIFor the first time since 1982 no African teams made it beyond the group stage. Nigeria, Senegal, Tunisia, Egypt and Morocco won just three matches between them, sparking concerns over the competitive balance of a tournament dominated by European sides.Bad luck, though, also played a big part in Africa’s downfall as Senegal missed out on second place in Group H to Japan because of a marginally poorer disciplinary record, while Egypt’s talisman Mohamed Salah’s impact was limited by injury.Messi, Ronaldo domination over?Messi, 31, and Ronaldo, 33, may have seen their last chance to win a World Cup come and go as Argentina and Portugal both exited in the last 16.Argentina’s Lionel Messi (left) and Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo may have seen their last chance to win the World Cup slip away © AFP / Roman KRUCHININ, Adrian DENNISRonaldo at least had the consolation of a hat-trick to kickstart the competition into life in a thrilling 3-3 draw with Spain, but added only one more goal and was even lucky to avoid a red card against Iran.Messi scored just once, against Nigeria, to at least avoid the embarrassment of a group-stage exit, but was no match for Mbappe in the seven-goal shootout with France.After 10 years of sharing the Ballon d’Or, with five wins each, the time may finally have come for Messi and Ronaldo to be dethroned.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000France forward Kylian Mbappe has been one of the standout performers at the World Cup in Russia © AFP / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEVMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Jul 15 – Kylian Mbappe and Luka Modric — at different ends of their careers — have dazzled in Russia to help propel France and Croatia to Sunday’s World Cup final.Four years ago Germany were in the same position, but the holders were sent home in the group stages, while another chance of World Cup glory for Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo slipped by.