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Jamaica opens its Golden Account at the London 2012 Olympics

first_imgJamaica opens its Golden Account at the London 2012 Olympics SportAugust 5, 2012 RelatedJamaica opens its Golden Account at the London 2012 Olympics Advertisements RelatedJamaica opens its Golden Account at the London 2012 Olympicscenter_img RelatedJamaica opens its Golden Account at the London 2012 Olympics FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The sun came out in full force Saturday, August 4, in London and so dispelled the clouds and drizzle that had marked the early part of the day. It was a signal that something good was going to happen, coming as it did on the day when Jamaica was poised to be represented in a final event on the Olympic stadium track here in London. The event was the blue riband hundred metres for women and in keeping with that prestige it was the last event scheduled on the track for the night.  Although Jamaica could boast the reigning 100 metres Olympic Champion in the person of Jamaica’s national champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, America’s Carmelita Jetter, who had almost dominated the event over the previous two years, is the reigning World Champion and had even won the event at the Jamaica Invitational meet earlier this year. Not so last night though. In significantly less than 11 seconds (in track and field terms), Shelly Ann Fraser-Pryce underlined her claim to be the world’s fastest woman by winning the gold medal in a time of 10.75 seconds, trailed by Jetter (10.78) and teammate Veronica Campbell-Brown (10.81).  In fact, six of the eight finalists clocked under 11 seconds.  Two other U.S. sprinters Tianna Madison (10.85) and Allyson Felix (10.89) were fourth and fifth, while Trinidad and Tobago’s Kelly-Ann Baptiste was the other sprinter to dip under the 11 seconds barrier by clocking 10.94. The Jamaican Champion got off to her trademark rocket start and led from post to post. Although photographs were consulted in determining the winner there was no doubt in the crowd who had won. The victory for Fraser-Pryce meant that she is now the third woman to successfully defend the 100-metre title. Interestingly, the other two were from the US, Gail Devers, who won in Barcelona and Atlanta and Wyomia Tyus in Tokyo and Mexico City. As the hundreds of Jamaican supporters celebrated in the crowd Campbell-Brown and Fraser-Pryce embraced each other gleefully in congratulations prior to circling the track while acknowledging the cheers. After the race Fraser-Pryce told journalists her victory in Beijing was completely different. “There I was inexperienced. I was young and I never believed I could win.”  The transition in her personality is easy to see. The pleasantly shy and self-effacing 21-year old girl of 2008 is now a self-assured spouse who moves with a swagger born out of the self-confidence that has come with her repeated successes on the international track and field circuit.   It has been an open secret that the American track and field fraternity had been ‘chomping at the bits’ in anticipation of reclaiming the Olympic sprint titles starting with the 100 metres for women. Unfortunately for them, Mrs Fraser-Pryce is not done yet. She is also down to compete in the 200 metres as well as the 4×100 metres relay for women. “I came here on a mission and it hasn’t been completed yet,” she said. Veronica Campbell-Brown also expressed delight on winning another Olympic medal. “I got a medal and I’m happy to be on the podium.” Tomorrow, the might of Jamaica’s male sprinters led by defending champion Usain Bolt, accompanied by World Champion Yohan Blake and former world record holder Asafa Powell, are also expected to make history. The Olympic programme has scheduled the presentation of the 100 metres medals for men to be on August 6 the same day when Jamaica commemorates its Golden Jubilee.last_img read more

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LiquidPlanner Offers Online Project Management

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Add this one to your web office toolkit – LiquidPlanner is an online, hosted project management tool that lets you access and update projects anywhere you have an internet connection. The service offers you and your team a complete project environment, social networking and collaboration features, and a probabilistic scheduling engine which tells you the probability of completing each task – and ultimately the entire project – by a certain date. With everything organized into a centralized dashboard that can be customized for each team member, everyone on your team can stay focused on their tasks and how they relate to the project as a whole. LiquidPlanner’s three main areas of focus are task management, scheduling, and collaboration, all of which combined help you estimate your timelines and update progress on a project in a way that is customized for you:Task Management: LiquidPlanner’s workspace allows you to easily organize and prioritize your tasks. The workspace has two distinct task list views to allow you to view, schedule, and update your work by function or by timeline. Drag-and-drop prioritization lets you change the order of your scheduled tasks as priorities shift. Team members can create folders, subfolders to organize the data at hand so details at any level of a task can be viewed. Global priorities for your entire team or organization can also be managed in this workspace. Project Scheduling: LiquidPlanner features a Probabilistic Scheduling engine that uses statistical math, ranged estimates, automatic tracking, and more to create realistic timelines and schedules. Best-and-worst case scenario estimation can help create a more accurate view of timelines. An automatic tracking feature tracks the expected progress on scheduled tasks, so the project schedule stays alive and up-to-date, even when team members don’t update it themselves on a regular basis. A promise date alerting feature will let you know when project or task-level commitments are due.Collaboration: The dynamic, shared project environment offered by LiquidPlanner allows for collaboration, no matter what size your team is or where they are located. You can invite as many people to the project workspace as needed, even if they are outside your organization. A wiki-like commenting feature lets everyone keep a record of the dialogue about a task or project. Each item has its own comment page, where everyone in the space can communicate. Documents and links can be uploaded and shared with team members to let everyone communicate efficiently. Tags:#Product Reviews#web Related Posts Liquid Planner is free during its beta period, which is occurring now. Afterwards, it will remain free for a single users, but teams of two or more will need to pay a monthly subscription fee. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… sarah perez A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Sheriff’s Office Makes 51 Arrests in Shoplifting Crackdown

first_imgThroughout August, the sheriff’s office in Sarasota County monitored the area’s retail corridors to crack down on shoplifters. In all, 51 people were arrested and 103 charges were filed.“Retail theft increases the cost of doing business for stores, which also affects us as consumers,” said Sheriff Tom Knight. “Based on crime analysis, we can look at hotspots and deploy resources during these maintenance-type initiatives. Our hope is by saturating heavily populated retail areas, we are sending a strong message that criminal behavior is not welcome or tolerated in this community.” One of the arrests involved a… My Sun Coast Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

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10 months agoChelsea boss Sarri admits he may persist with Hazard as false 9

first_imgChelsea boss Sarri admits he may persist with Hazard as false 9by Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri admits he may persist with Eden Hazard as a false number nine.Hazard scored again for victory at Brighton on Sunday.He did not name a traditional striker in his starting XI for the second game in a row, with Hazard deployed as a false nine at the Amex Stadium.”In Napoli I was used to playing with a solution like this (without a traditional number nine),” Sarri said.“This is very important for us, to have continuity or it is impossible to stay in the top four.”It is important to stay very close to the top four. I want to see continuity from the mental point of view and the tactical point of view.“We need to get 80 points to get into the top four.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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4 days agoChelsea forward ​Abraham pumped for ‘massive’ Ajax clash

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Chelsea forward ​Abraham pumped for ‘massive’ Ajax clashby Freddie Taylor4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea striker Tammy Abraham is eagerly anticipating his side’s UEFA Champions League clash against Ajax this week.The Blues are hoping to get a positive result against the top side in the group.Ajax have two wins from their first two games, while the Blues have one win and one loss from those matches.”We know it’s a massive game for us,” Abraham told reporters. “Ajax are like us, with a lot of young players that like to keep the ball and play good football.”Off the ball as well they like to win it back quickly. It’s not going to be easy but I believe in myself and my team. Hopefully, we can get a result there.” last_img read more

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Ian Campeau and wife Justine talk about what turned them to medicinal

first_imgAnnette FrancisAPTN NewsJustine Campeau enjoys spending time in her garden.After a life-altering experience, she and her husband, former A Tribe Called Red member Ian Campeau, aspired to be closer to the land.They bought a farm outside Ottawa three years ago.“I was twenty-five and I was breastfeeding my baby and I found a lump and it turned out to be stage three breast cancer and which is pretty spooky,” she said. “I didn’t have a gene mutation or any real indication, they don’t really know why I got it and it was intense.”Justine had to fight for her life.After a mastectomy, she was left to deal with nerve damage and pain.“My doctors gave me all kinds of pills and some of them are really scary, we went through a lot, trying all of them and in the end, it ended up being a really intense opioid that I used, which was just ruining my happiness being on it,” she said. “It makes you like a wet blanket and the pains not there but you’re dizzy and you’re sleepy.”That’s when they turned to [email protected]@aptnafrancislast_img read more

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Rep Bizon honors military officials from Battle Creek at Capitol ceremony

first_img Categories: Bizon News,Bizon Photos,News,Photos ##### Rep. Bizon, a U.S. Air Force veteran, met with MSG Sherilyn Swisher of Battle Creek, left, and MSG Devon Lavengood of Battle Creek at the Capitol.Rep. Dr. John Bizon met with Master Sgt. Sherilyn Swisher of Battle Creek and Master Sgt. Devon Lavengood of Battle Creek during a ceremony at the state Capitol today.Rep. Bizon, a U.S. Air Force veteran, met with the two District 62 residents before the House approved House Resolution 227. The resolution recognizes the achievements of the Michigan Air National Guard’s 217th Air Operations Group, based in Battle Creek. Both Swisher and Lavengood were among the members of the 217th Air Operations Group honored today.“As an U.S. Air Force vet myself, I was honored to welcome Master Sgt. Swisher and Master Sgt. Lavengood, and to recognize what they and their fellow members of the 217th have done for us,” said Rep. Bizon, R-Battle Creek. “Their continued service not only to our state, but our whole nation, deserves our thanks and respect.”The 217th Air Operations Group of the 110th Attack Wing was formed on April 1, 2009, and immediately provided support for the state and nation both at home and abroad.The citizen airmen of the 217th have served with distinction in Operation Juniper Micron, Operation Odyssey Dawn, Operation United Assistance, Operation Enduring Freedom, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill recovery, and numerous training events, answering the call for more than 66,700 man-days of active duty service to their community, state, and nation. 21Sep Rep. Bizon honors military officials from Battle Creek at Capitol ceremony Tags: #SB, 217 Air Operations Group, Air National Guard, REp. Bizon last_img read more

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