MAIN FOCUS Despite an endearing career which began with gold medals at the World Youth Championships in1999, eight-time Olympic medallist Veronica Campbell-Brown maintains a hunger to keep improving. The veteran athlete, though failing to win an individual medal at the 2016 summer Olympics in Rio, Brazil, has no plans to quit just yet. “Not right now,” she said when asked about retirement. “I am focusing on 2017. After 2017, I will re-evaluate and see. I am taking it one year at a time,” said the decorated sprinter. “Right now, my main focus is staying healthy and training hard and preparing for next season. I am just taking it one day at a time and just push myself as hard as I can, and just hope for a great 2017,” she told The Gleaner at a ceremony for the country’s Olympic and Paralympics athletes at the National Indoor Sports Centre last Saturday night. Ahead of next year’s IAAF World Championships, Campbell-Brown, a three-time World champion, is taking things step by step. “The first step is to make the Jamaican team, so that is my main focus, then go from there,” stressed Campbell-Brown, who is coached by her husband, Omar Brown, who was also her schoolmate at Vere Technical. “We know each other since high school, and so he understands me well and I understand him well, so it’s working out well,” she reasoned. The 34-year-old athlete holds personal bests of 10.76 seconds in the 100m and 21.74 seconds for the 200m. “I know I can get better, I don’t know what God has in store and He has been directing my path. I just need to take care of what I need to do; I have a lot of things to improve on as an athlete,” she pointed out. “Although I have been doing this for so long, I still have stuff that I see I can improve on and if I can really get those things done then I can do better,” she said. The athlete, who has numerous accolades and titles, is the second woman in history to win two consecutive Olympic 200m events after Barbel Wockel of Germany. “Last year overall was a good year. I can’t complain, I have to give thanks for everything. “I just know I have a lot of things to work on going forward, and that is always good when you finish your season and know that you have stuff to improve and to improve performances,” Campbell-Brown summarised. She added that she started last season well, but hit some roadblocks. She intends to get back to the top of her game soon. “I didn’t get the result I wanted, but that’s why I say it’s a good place to start and know exactly how to take care of things to move forward,” she emphasised. Meanwhile, Campbell-Brown who will be one of four athletes including to be honoured with statues at the National Stadium over the next two years, said she is elated. “That’s awesome, that is an extraordinary accomplishment. I give God all the glory for that, and I thank all the people for making it possible, all those who have supported me over the years and seen it fit for me to be honoured in that way,” she explained. The other athletes who will be recognised with statues are Usain Bolt, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and Asafa Powell.
Swansea have confirmed the signing of Dutch wonderkid Kees de Boer.The 17-year-old is highly rated after six years in the Ajax academy and has now made the move to south Wales.The defensive midfielder will join up with Swansea’s Under-18 side after penning a three-year deal.He told the club’s official website: “I am excited to be here, I am looking forward to pre-season and getting my first minutes on the pitch.“I had the chance to speak with former Ajax player Mike van der Hoorn and Kenji Gorre a few months back before joining.“They told me it is a good club that will help me develop. The facilities here look great and it is a family club. I am looking forward to getting started.” 1
Alli gave England security against Sweden Spurs players have been important for various teams in Russia, with nine having qualified for the semis.In Gareth Southgate’s squad, five of Mauricio Pochettino’s men feature and the club’s fans believe they are propelling the country towards World Cup glory. I never thought it would happen and I can’t believe I’m saying this. But I genuinely think Tottenham might be in with a chance of winning a trophy here. #worldcup— Jack Whitehall (@jackwhitehall) July 7, 2018 England beat Sweden 2-0 on Saturday to reach the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup.The Three Lions’ second goal was made in Tottenham as Dele Alli headed home past flailing Sweden goalkeeper Robin Olsen. Three Tottenham men started England’s quarter-final @dreamteamfc Amazing how TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR are bringing the world cup home— MARK HUGHES. (@jmmjhughes95) July 7, 2018 Tony Adams: “I’m really worried about these Tottenham players (at the World Cup). I don’t think they know how to win.” pic.twitter.com/8fjyEVciWh— Talking THFC (@TalkingTHFC) July 7, 2018 All you need to make it far in the world cup is Tottenham players— ricky (@phucricky) July 7, 2018 2 Congratulations to Tottenham Hotspur on making the semi finals of the World Cup— Curtis Remarc (@CurtisRemarc) July 7, 2018 Well there you have it, Tottenham just beat Sweden. Sorry I meant England ☺️ #ENGSWE #worldcup— Tezza (@tezzahh) July 7, 2018 2 Tottenham players are going to power England to a World Cup victory… who would have thought…— Hatfield® Frank (@TerryFranconia) July 7, 2018 Why win the Premier League when we can just win the World Cup. Advantage Tottenham. COYS @BarstoolSam— Colin Macdonald (@MacSteeze22) July 7, 2018 Dele Alli, Kieran Trippier, Eric Dier, Danny Rose and captain Harry Kane have all had an impact, causing supporters to react as below.
29 August 2014South African President Jacob Zuma and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed various ways of strengthening ties between their two countries during a meeting at the Novo-Ogarevo presidential residence outside Moscow on Thursday.According to a statement by the Presidency, Putin stressed the need for the two governments to work on implementing the agreements signed during his state visit to South Africa last year, while calling for the strengthening of tourism, cultural and educational exchanges.He also commended the work that had been done by the Russia-South Africa Business Council, which resulted in a 13% increase in trade between South Africa and Russia in 2013, and asked for the country’s assistance in taking over the leadership of the Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) grouping next year.Zuma, for his part, appealed to Putin for Russia’s support in South Africa’s drive to improve the delivery of water, sanitation and energy in the country, and to tackle the challenges it faced in education and agriculture.He briefed Putin on the security situation in Africa, and requested support for establishing the African Capacity for Immediate Response to Crises, a temporary standby force capable of responding quickly to crisis situations in Africa.Zuma also raised the matter of the repatriation of the remains of South African liberation heroes, including Ivor David Jones, JB Marks and Moses Kotane, who are buried in Russia.“Both Presidents committed themselves to working together in … further cementing the existing warm relations between the two countries for the economic and social development of their peoples,” the Presidency said.SAinfo reporter
You can already go to openzoom.org to find a zoomable version or go here to order a full-size printed version. Be sure to follow @iA on Twitter and check out the notebook on its blog for any breaking news updates about its visualizations.This news tip was submitted by a RWW reader. If you discover any Web apps, Web technology trends, social media or social networking tips you think might be interesting for us to write about, please send them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#NYT#Trends#web Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market doug coleman 1 UPDATE: According to a recent iA Twitter update the interactive Web Trend Map 4 will open for beta testers tomorrow if it can solve some server problems. We were very excited earlier this year when RWW made its way onto the latest edition of the Web Trend Map. For those of you unfamiliar with this map, it “plots the Internet’s leading names and domains onto the Tokyo Metro map. Domains and personalities are carefully selected through dialogue with map enthusiasts, and every domain is evaluated based on traffic, revenue, and character”. Information architecture company iA built this awesome visualization and we have learned that it is about to roll out an interactive version of its map later this month. Thanks to a tip from RWW reader @CleverClogs, we discovered that Tokyo based iA, who has been working on an interactive version of its Web Trend Map 4 since early June, will launch on July 14th. According to iA, “the idea is simple: Track the online tends in real time, deliver them in personalized and localized isometric maps. The technology is kind of a complicated story; but of course, we’ll give our best to make the interface as simple as the idea”. No further details were given at press time, but we did find another clue on the company’s Flickr photostream; “July 14th is the launch day of the interactive Webtrendmap. I hope we can launch the new iA site at the same time…our website might look somewhat like this (WTM spoiler alert)”:
Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… audrey watters 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Apple#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting In what may prove to be the first “yanked from the App Store” story of 2011, TorrentFreak reports that there’s a new BitTorrent app available for iPhone users. The app, iControlbits (iTunes link), offers an interface for Transmission, the popular BitTorrent client for Mac. The iControlbits app allows you to control your BitTorrent downloads remotely, with an interface far improved over the alternative – the mobile web version of Transmission.According to TorrentFreak, frustrations with the features (or lack of features) on the mobile site prompted developer Luka Hlastec to create a native remote access app. iControlbits controls the client daemon via the RPC protocol. Using the app, you can start, stop, pause and remove transfers, as well as connect to multiple Transmission “servers” and change some of your download options. The app costs $1.99, and Hlastec says he plans to add more features soon, including the ability to add new downloads to your queue. But a new version of the app would have to pass Apple’s scrutiny, and BitTorrent apps have historically faced rejection and removal from the iTunes store. An app with functionality similar to iControlbits made it into the store in October, but was booted just three days later. Like iControlbits, that app avoided the word “BitTorrent” in its name and description, something that only saved it for a short time.Hopefully iControlbits will have better luck.
Vote bait: The Government has survived but its image has taken a beatingThere are leaders who find politically uncertain times the most convenient to search for their conscience. Ram Vilas Paswan is one such. Union coal minister till last week, Paswan pulled out of the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Cabinet, and,Vote bait: The Government has survived but its image has taken a beatingThere are leaders who find politically uncertain times the most convenient to search for their conscience. Ram Vilas Paswan is one such. Union coal minister till last week, Paswan pulled out of the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Cabinet, and his latest party offering, the Lok Janshakti, out of the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA), hours before the Lok Sabha debate on April 30.The Opposition-sponsored motion sought to censure the Government on the continuing violence in Gujarat. As the discussion began, Minister of State for External Affairs Omar Abdullah, of the National Conference (NC), also announced his decision to quit.With the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) having already declared its intention not to participate in the voting, the Congress-led Opposition was anticipating an April 1999-type closing that saw the then Vajpayee government being thrown out by a solitary vote.Far from being a close call, the voting at the end of a 16-hour, often acrimonious debate showed that despite the cracks in the coalition the Government was safe. The Opposition had pinned its hopes too high.The Government garnered 281 votes, the Opposition merely 194. “The Vajpayee Government may have won, but the nation is the ultimate loser,” fumed RJD leader Laloo Prasad Yadav, assuming the uncharacteristic role of democracy’s latest torchbearer. Rural Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu showed no trace of emotion when he said, “Only numbers count in democracy, not sentiments.”Golden hour: The Congress has gained from the BJP allies’ trial by fire in the debateThe parliamentary test may have been won by the Government but it had to count its losses as well. After the continued deadlock in the Lok Sabha and the hype outside over Gujarat ever since Parliament resumed the budget session in mid-April, it has been a fight for survival for the Government.It did survive, but its image was badly bruised. In the past, the BJP could afford to brush aside Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee’s outrageous demands as the tantrums of a temperamental woman. But this time, even the hitherto reliable allies began to play truant.advertisementIn hindsight, it is clear that some of the allies are dispensable but it would be naive to assume that the coalition emerged stronger after the debate. If anything, the vote pattern proved that many alliance partners had no choice but to stick to the NDA despite the BJP’s hardline posture on Hindutva.The voting of the alliance partners was dictated mainly by their own political compulsions. Ahead of next year’s assembly elections in Andhra Pradesh, the TDP could do little else but abstain. The alternative? Hand over the substantial Muslim votes in the state to the Congress.The Trinamool, still smarting from last year’s rout in the West Bengal assembly elections, had no electoral compulsions and voted for the Government. The NC’s dilemma was somewhat akin to that of the TDP. Elections in Jammu and Kashmir are due later this year and the party could not afford to annoy the state’s majority Muslim community.At the same time, the party faced the risk of a double anti-incumbency backlash – being in power both at the Centre and the state. But since it had no intention to antagonise the Centre, it decided to abstain and sacrifice the ministerial berth of Abdullah, who in any case is scheduled to take over as the NC chief in the near future.The DMK had in the past voiced its reservation over the events in Gujarat but was forced to vote with the Government because it couldn’t afford to be seen on the same side of the political divide as arch rival AIADMK. The Janata Dal (United) was anything but united. While party chief Sharad Yadav is a member of the Vajpayee Cabinet, his Parliamentary Party leader Devendra Prasad Yadav, sore over not being accommodated in the Cabinet, decided to adopt the moral highground and abstaining despite being present in the House.Major parliamentary debates are usually covered live by Doordarshan, but with the Government ordering the switching off of the cameras, viewers across the country were deprived of the chance to see their elected representatives indulge in doublespeak. In this case, the NDA leaders who spoke the language of the Opposition and blasted the Narendra Modi Government for its alleged inefficiency, but ultimately voted against the censure motion.While the NDA’s image has taken a beating, the debate has boosted the BJP’s morale. Having crossed the Lok Sabha halfway mark of 272 despite the desertion of key allies – thanks to the trade-off with the BSP’s Mayawati which brought 13 crucial votes – party leaders will now be eager to put an end to frequent threats being doled out by them. “Enough is enough.advertisementNow the BJP will call the shots in the NDA,” said a BJP minister after the debate. The obvious reference was to the TDP, Trinamool, JD (U), and NC leaders’ attempts to form an informal pressure group within the NDA to force the Government to seek Modi’s resignation.The BJP has now proved to N. Chandrababu Naidu that his party is not indispensable. So long as the TDP doesn’t vote with its arch rival Congress – the political equivalent of the Muslim League building the Ram temple – Vajpayee’s Government is safe. But only as long as the battle is fought in Parliament. The outcome could be different if instead of the honourable MPs the people were to decide the Government’s fate.Sling Shots”The Congress president is an antique smuggler.” PRABHU NATH SINGH Samata Party MP”Sonia lowered the dignity of the House by chewing gum.”GEORGE FERNANDES Defence Minister”Uma Bharati speaks like a Nazi volunteer.”CHANDRA SHEKHAR SJP President”Vaiko is a murderer, a terrorist and an antinational.”MANI SHANKAR AIYAR Congress MP”Mulayam once had Mayawati dragged by her hair.”UMA BHARATI Sports Minister
After a month long legal battle, the cash-strapped Deccan Chargers on Saturday lost its status as an IPL team after the Bombay High Court stayed the order of Arbitrator for maintaining status quo on the matter till further hearing.The beleaguered owners of Deccan Chargers had on Friday failed to produce a Rs 100-crore bank guarantee before the Bombay High Court, a condition that had been set for the struggling team’s survival in the league. They later approached the Court-appointed Arbitrator who had passed the order of status quo.BCCI chief N Srinivasan”BCCI moved an appeal against the Order of Arbitrator and the same was heard today morning. The Honourable High Court was pleased to stay the Order of Arbitrator after hearing both the parties”, the BCCI said in a statement.”Thus, the termination of Deccan Chargers franchise stands”, the BCCI said, ending the uncertainty on the fate of the team which has run into huge financial problems.Deccan Chronicle Holdings Limited’s failure to furnish the guarantee money before the 5pm deadline yesterday effectively meant that the BCCI’s termination of the team stood and the Board was free to float the tender for a new franchise. But the Arbitrator’s order prvented BCCI from going ahead with its termination process.DC logo”The termination of Deccan Chargers franchise was challenged in the Hon’ble Bombay High Court by the DCHL pending the arbitration. A Conditional Order of stay was granted by the Hon’ble High Court pending arbitration on 1st October 2012″.”The condition to give BCCI a Bank Guarantee of a Nationalized Bank for Rs 100 Crores by 5.00 p.m. on 12.10.2012 to cover expenses of IPL 6, was breached by DCHL”, the BCCI statement said.advertisement
Singer Chris Brown was spotted hugging a mystery girl just a few days after his reported break-up with model Karrueche Tran.He was seen embracing another woman in a dark parking lot, reports dailymail.co.uk.Chris Brown and his mystery woman. Picture courtesy: SplashThe 25-year-old was out late at night when he was found hugging the mystery brunette, who appeared to jump into a sports car with him Tuesday.The two shared an intimate hug outside of Brown’s brand new Lamborghini, before zipping away.
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