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first_imgThe well-organised and trained University of Guyana athletics team proved too strong athletically and combined to celebrate an historic victory at the inaugural Brij Parasnath National College Athletics Championships, which were held at the Leonora National Track and Field Centre on Saturday.There were many exciting duels and outstanding performances, but the UG athletes dominated most of the events with Osafa Dosantos and Ruth Sanmoogan declared Champion Male and Female Athlete, respectively.And both Emanuel Archibald (UG) and Chantoba Bright (Mackenzie High) wereEmanuel Archibaldequally impressive in their respective specialty.UG topped the 12 competing academic and training institutions and finished with 328 points. They were followed by Leonora Technical and Vocational Institute with 100; Sophia Training Centre, 77; New Amsterdam Technical Institute (NATI) and Vrymen’s Erven Training Centre joint fourth with 63, Linden Technical Institute 43, Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE) 40, Mackenzie High School 36, New Amsterdam Secondary 23, Georgetown American University 18, St Rose’s High 17 and President’s College.Dosantos topped his male counterparts with 36 points. He won the shot put and discus, and was second in the high jump and javelin. Sanmoogan was the leading female with 38 points. She registered a unique triple with heart-warming victories in the 100, 200 and 400 metres and was second in the long jump.Dosantos threw the iron ball 15.13 metres and triumphed over fellow UG teammate Tramaine Beckles, who heaved it 13.64m while Rich Skinner (CPCE) was third with a 12.98m throw.Dosantos hurled the discus winning distance of 37.92m, but had to settle for second to Beckles in the javelin with a throw of 47.45m. Beckles won the gold with a 54.58m throw.In the high jump, Dosantos cleared the bar at 1.70m for silver while Tortique Boyce of Leonora Technical Institute took the gold with 1.95m.In the 100-metre dash, Sanmoogan was unchallenged and posted a winning time of 12.41 secs. She finished ahead of Leonora Technical Institute’s Tonya Rawlins (12.51s) and UG’s Kim Chan (13.40s).However, Sanmoogan had to find an extra gear and reserves to stave off the challenge of Rawlins and field event specialists Bright who looked dangerous when she moved to front when they turned for the homestretch drive. Sanmoogan clocked 25.27 secs for the gold while Rawlins (25.66) and Bright (25.74) had to settle for the silver and bronze medals.Sanmoogan (58.84 secs) was fully tested in the 400 metres, but prevailed over UGChantoba Brightteammate Kenisha Prescott (59.85) and Rawlins (1:03.54).Guyana’s latest sprint sensation Archibald missed the 100m dash, which was won by his UG teammate Owen Adonis in 10.87 secs. But the speedy Archibald showed his class with a comfortable victory in the 200 metres by cruising home in 21.49 secs ahead of Daniel Williams (21.59) and Adonis (21.83). He eased off the pace with 60 metres to go after he had blazed the first 100 and the curve to lead his rivals by over 10 metres as they straightened for the drive to the line. Archibald followed up with a heart-warming and fantastic leap of 8.07m to claim the gold from Anthony Carl Williams (Leonora TI) 7.00m and Ronardo Greene (Linden TI) 6.40m.Bright shone brilliantly with gold-medal performances in the long jump and triple jump events. She registered 6.27 metres in the long jump and was engaged in a ding-dong tussle with Sanmoogan who had to accept the silver with a leap of 6.04m.Bright was just too good in the triple jump, and claimed the gold medal with 12.23m.She also won the high jump with a clearance of 1.67m and was the lone entrant and competed with the male athletes to register her mark. She would have gotten a bronze among the guys as she finished with equal height as third-place Jesse Thomas of President’s College and bettered Ronardo Greene of Linden TI (1.61m).UG’s Tamar Charles scored double wins in the Women 1500m (6 min. 14.49 secs) and 3000m (13: 47.05) with CPCE’s Renita Pedro the silver medallist in both events with times of 6: 16.26 and 14: 17.05 respectively.Harvey Daniel (Leonora TI) also copped double gold in the male 1500m (4 min. 42.40) and 5000m (17: 39.40). Cindy Fraser (New Amsterdam TI) took double gold in the shotput (8.68m) and discus (27.48m) and silver in the javelin (19.26m) to Mikeyla Skeete (Sophia Training Centre) who won the gold with 19.31 metres.last_img read more

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first_imgBAGHDAD – The first cases of cholera appeared in Baghdad on Thursday, in a sign that the epidemic that has already sickened thousands in northern Iraq is now spreading more widely in a population made vulnerable by war to a normally preventable disease. The World Health Organization and Iraqi Red Crescent Society confirmed two cases here and Iraqi television reported another case, in a 7-month-old baby, in Basra, far to the south. People contract cholera by ingesting water or food contaminated with the feces of an infected person. Roughly one in 20 infected people become severely ill, with profuse diarrhea, vomiting and leg cramps, while others have mild or no symptoms but carry the disease. While cholera can kill its victims in a matter or hours, it is easily controlled through basic water treatment and sanitation measures. But in a sign of how difficult that can be in Iraq, the director of the Basra health ministry, Dr. Ryadh Abdul Ameer, said Thursday that some waterworks in his city are now entirely without chlorine, which is used to purify, because imports of chlorine dried up this year after insurgents used the chemical in bomb attacks. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “We are suffering from a shortage of chlorine, which is sometimes zero,” Ameer said in an interview on Al Hurra, an American-financed television network in the Middle East. “Chlorine is essential to disinfect the water.” The cholera outbreak in Iraq this summer had been centered near Kirkuk and Sulaimaniya, in Kurdistan, where at least 10 people have died. In a report released Sept. 14, the WHO said cholera had been clinically confirmed in more than 1,055 cases so far in Kurdistan and was suspected in more than 24,500 cases of diarrhea and vomiting. In Baghdad, the WHO representative for Iraq, Dr. Naeema al-Gasseer, said laboratory tests confirmed that one 25-year-old woman had contracted the disease; a second case was suspected but not confirmed, she said.last_img read more

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first_img 10 10 4. Ilkay Gundogan (Borussia Dortmund to Manchester City for £21m) – With the Citizens’ ageing midfield, Gundogan should slot straight into Guardiola’s side. There have been question marks over Yaya Toure and Fernando, suggesting signing a central midfielder would be a priority for the club’s new manager. The Germany international is likely to miss the start of the new season through injury, but with a full pre-season under his belt, he could settle quickly upon his return to fitness. 10 10 2. Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Borussia Dortmund to Manchester United for £26.3m) – It’s so far, so good for Mourinho. The Portuguese coach quickly followed the excitement of Ibrahimovic’s arrival by concluding a deal for Mkhitaryan. The Armenian recorded 15 assists in the Bundesliga last season – only Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi, Angel Di Maria and Mesut Ozil recorded more in their respective leagues. Is it game over for Juan Mata at Old Trafford? 10 9. Andros Townsend (Newcastle United to Crystal Palace for £13m) – With Townsend still hoping to make a mark on the England squad, the winger wasn’t expected to remain at St James’ Park in the Championship. The Eagles pounced on his signature and after such a poor second half of the campaign – where goals proved hard to come by – Townsend could prove to be a great signing from Alan Pardew. 5. Sadio Mane (Southampton to Liverpool for £34m) – Some were surprised by Jurgen Klopp’s decision to splash the cash on Mane with so many attacking options already at his disposal, but the German clearly has plans for the attacking midfielder. At £34m, the Senegal international will need to hit the ground running, particularly as so many of Liverpool’s recent, pricey signings have struggled to adapt to life under the Anfield spotlight. This aside, though, an attack featuring Coutinho, Mane and Firmino could one of the most formidable next season. 10 3. Granit Xhaka (Borussia Monchengladbach to Arsenal for £30m) – Xhaka had been linked with Arsenal throughout last season before finally completing his move at the end of May. It’s a pricey transfer fee for a player with limited experience, but his performances at Euro 2016 for Switzerland provided him with the platform to demonstrate his quality as millions of eyes watched. Gunners supporters were left impressed by his displays in a Swiss shirt. 7. Victor Wanyama (Southampton to Tottenham Hotspur for £11m) – After coming so close to clinching the Premier League title last term, Spurs’ transfer activity over the next couple of months will be interesting. Mauricio Pochettino has got his summer off to a good start, sealing an £11m deal for Wanyama. With Eric Dier and Mousa Dembele enjoying an excellent campaign last season, add Wanyama to the fold and Pochettino is nurturing one of the toughest of midfields in England. 10 8. Joel Matip (Schalke to Liverpool on a free transfer) – Liverpool’s defence has been a problem area for the past few seasons, something Jurgen Klopp seemed to quickly understand upon his arrival at Anfield. The manager snapped up Matip, who has been one of the standout players in the Bundesliga for the last three years, on a free transfer and this deal could prove to be one of the best pieces of business ahead of the 2016/17 season. 10. Victor Valdes (Manchester United to Middlesbrough on a free transfer) – check out the top 10 Premier League signings of the summer so far in full by clicking the arrow above, right – This was a move few saw coming. Boro, newly-promoted to the Premier League, have sent out a major message of intent ahead of their return by snapping up the experienced stopper. While his time at Manchester United was a miserable affair, quality isn’t lost overnight. The Spaniard could prove to be a superb addition to Aitor Karanka’s side and what a boost he will be to the dressing room. 6. Michy Batshuayi (Olympique Marseille to Chelsea for £33m) – The Belgium international starred for Marseille last season, scoring 17 goals and registering nine assists in Ligue 1, and Chelsea’s scouts were clearly left impressed by his performances. It would be a surprise if he has been signed as a replacement to Diego Costa, but Blues supporters are nonetheless excited by Antonio Conte’s first signing. 1. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint-Germain to Manchester United on a free transfer) – This summer’s worst kept secret was confirmed at the beginning of July, as the centre forward took to social media to confirm he would be moving to Old Trafford. There have been some questioning Jose Mourinho’s decision to sign a player aged 34 with no Premier League experience, but if anyone knows how to silence his critics, it’s Ibrahimovic. It’ll be difficult to top the excitement of the former Paris Saint-Germain striker’s arrival in the Premier League. 10 The transfer window may officially have been opened only 10 days ago, but there’s still been plenty of business to talk about.Jose Mourinho has made three signings at Manchester United, Arsene Wenger has spent £30m on a new midfielder and Chelsea have splashed the cash on a young centre forward.With so much going on in the market already, which signings have got us excited ahead of the new Premier League season?Check out the 10 best deals of the Premier League, so far, this summer by viewing the slideshow above. 10 10last_img read more

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first_imgTERMON’S Ladies gaelic footballers are through to the All-Ireland Final!The Co Donegal champions beat Kilkerrin-Clonberne 3-11 to 2-12 – despite an astonishing extra 12 minutes of injury time.Geraldine McLaughlin was once again the star of the show as she hit 2-04 of the Termon Ladies scores. It’s an incredible achievement for the Termon girls.They will take on Mourneabbey from Cork on Sunday 30th November.Delighted manager Francie Friel was over the moon at the result today.“I don’t know where the extra 12 minutes came from but they felt even longer than that,” he said. “I’m sure the Cork team will be tough but we’re delighted to be in the All Ireland final now and looking forward to it.“We’ll get back to training next week and get ready for it. It’s a great day for all our girls and once again Geraldine (McLaughlin) was in superb form. They had three players on her all the time and they still couldn’t deal with her.”  SUPER TERMON LADIES THROUGH TO ALL-IRELAND FINAL was last modified: November 17th, 2014 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:all-irelandfinalTermon ladieslast_img read more

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first_imgA Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Facebook announced this morning that its wildly popular Instant Messaging service now supports the open IM standard XMPP/Jabber. That means that 3rd party developers will be able to build support for Facebook Chat into their websites and chat applications with ease.Standards are great like this for making development simpler but the other promise of technical standards so far remains unrealized. Interoperability is the big promise of open standards in general and XMPP chat specifically, but at launch Facebook Chat by XMPP does not federate with other XMPP servers. So this isn’t about interoperability, it’s about further extending Facebook around the web.Does Facebook have plans for the future to federate with, say Google Talk, the other leading XMPP chat service online? Or with people using Jabber directly? We haven’t gotten a response from the company yet, but we really doubt it. Facebook could change the game in a big way around IM interoperability if it did so. Unfortunately, this is much more likely to be a case of an open technical standard being used to extend the dominance of a closed market leader.Update: Facebook’s Malorie Lucich responded and told us that interoperability “isn’t something we’re announcing today, but we are looking into it.” Lucich is the same Facebook team member who advised users last month about how to use Facebook to subscribe to syndicated news sources, so she’s cool. Looking into it? We sure hope so.Facebook is supporting the open standard, though! And thus it will be much easier for outside developers to build on top of it. That’s great. The open standard of XMPP now has all the more support behind it, all the more reason for developers to implement on it – now it offers access to 400 million Facebook users. That’s nothing to underestimate the importance of.We sure would love to see someone step up and use open standards to support interoperability between people on different IM platforms, though. It would be great if it was Facebook that did it. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Related Posts center_img Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Tags:#Data Portability#social networks#web marshall kirkpatricklast_img read more