Double delight for Herbert Morrison pair

first_imgWhen the finalists of the boys’ Class Three high jump final were announced at the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletic Championships at the National Stadium yesterday, all eyes were on Cayman-born high jumper and the Class Three champion and record holder, Calabar High’s Lamar Reid. Not many had their eyes on the Herbert Morrison’s pair of Antonio Hanson and Javier Hall, who both jumped 1.85 metres to take first and second, respectively, and relegate the defending champion, Reid — who scaled 1.75m — to third. Gold medallist Hanson said many people knew of their potential after both jumped personal bests of 1.90 metres at the St Elizabeth Technical High School (STETHS) meet earlier this year, but no one expected them to take the top positions. “People knew we jumped 1.90m at STETHS so they were looking out for us, but they never expected us to win. I knew it would have been hard for us because no one was looking out for us, everyone was looking out for Lamar Reid, the record holder to take this event,” said Hanson. “But we trained hard, trained together and fed off each other’s energy and we came out here and we won … and I expect to beat him (Reid) even if he jumped higher because when he did the last jump I didn’t feel the vibes to jump anymore,” he told The Gleaner. Hall said he expected a tougher fight from Reid. “We expected to win and we came out to win, but he (Reid) never put up the fight we expected so there was no competition. But it is a joy taking back home the gold and silver,” he added. Reid said it was just a bad day. “I feel very bad, I expected to win. But the other team won because I had a bad day today,” he said.last_img read more

Sharp siblings take national stage with their speaking skills

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Jessica Walker Boehm, National FFA Convention & ExpoNot only are siblings Sara and Aaron Sharp competing at the 92nd National FFA Convention & Expo, but they’re also both taking part in public speaking Leadership Development Events — a highly unusual accomplishment the duo will likely remember for years to come.For Sara and Aaron, both members of the Amanda-Clearcreek FFA in Ohio, FFA has long been a family affair. Their father, Kyle Sharp, served as the 1991-92 Ohio FFA State Reporter, while their paternal grandfather, Don Sharp Jr., was the 1965-66 Ohio FFA State Vice President. Paul Ewing, the siblings’ maternal grandfather, was an FFA advisor at Westfall High School in Williamsport, Ohio, from 1964 to 1974, and their uncle, Scott Sharp, is one of their FFA advisors.“Joining FFA wasn’t mandatory for us, but it was definitely encouraged,” said Sara, who is currently a sophomore at Amanda-Clearcreek High School. She placed first in Ohio in the Freshman Creed Public Speaking event in the spring of 2019.Sara and Aaron’s mother, Tonya Forsythe, had a hand in encouraging the pair to compete in public speaking. The siblings say Forsythe, a lecturer in The Ohio State University’s School of Communication, has coached them along the way and helped them capitalize on their hard work.While Sara will compete in Creed Speaking at this year’s National FFA Convention & Expo, an event in which she will recite the FFA Creed and answer questions related to its meaning and purpose, Aaron is competing in Extemporaneous Public Speaking.Aaron Sharp (left), Emma Dearth, Paige Hinton, and Noah Smith from Amanda-Clearcreek FFA competed in the 2018 Ag Communications CDE, finishing 8th nationally.During Aaron’s event, he will draw from a variety of agricultural topics and choose three of interest, then select the topic of his speech. Aaron will have 30 minutes to prepare a four- to six-minute speech using five sources, and after he concludes the presentation, he will answer questions related to his speech topic.“I’ve never liked following a script, so Extemporaneous Public Speaking really appealed to me because I enjoy speaking off the cuff and the challenge of putting my knowledge and skills to the test without much time to prepare,” Aaron said.He serves as student advisor for the Amanda-Clearcreek FFA, and he won first place in the Extemporaneous Public Speaking contest at the Eastern Regional FFA Program in September of 2019.Although Sara and Aaron are focused on their upcoming competitions, they’re also taking time to appreciate their unique, once-in-a-lifetime situation.“Getting to compete with my sibling at the National FFA Convention & Expo is exciting and a true privilege,” Sara said. “Aaron and I support one another, and we’re thankful to have so many people in our corner who have pushed us to work hard and hone our skills for our respective events.”last_img read more

Girl helps police arrest molester in Agartala

first_imgQuick thinking by a 16-year-old girl helped the police to arrest her molester on Friday. The girl, a State-level badminton player, was travelling in an auto rickshaw when her co–passenger misbehaved with her.She immediately shouted and forced the auto driver to stop. A large crowd gathered and she told them of her ordeal.“The crowd started beating the accused… Our team reached the spot and rescued the man,” an officer of East Agartala Women’s Police Station told The Hindu.The accused Kollol Bahadur Chetry is a resident of Kunjaban locality in Agartala. He was arrested under IPC sections and the POCSO Act. A court remanded him in custody.last_img read more

PSG dominate overmatched Monaco

first_imgEdinson Cavani hit a hat-trick on his return to the Paris Saint-Germain team as the Ligue 1 champions marched on with a 4-0 demolition of Thierry Henry’s injury-hit Monaco.Cavani missed PSG’s last two Ligue 1 wins due to a thigh injury and he was on the bench for a midweek Champions League draw against his old club Napoli.But the striker was back in the PSG side at Stade Louis II on Sunday, scoring a trio of close-range finishes as Thomas Tuchel’s men extended their perfect league record to 13 wins. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Neymar added a fourth from the penalty spot and PSG’s lead atop the table already stands at 13 points while Monaco are in the mire, with Henry’s side only off the bottom on goal difference.An extraordinary opening 11 minutes saw Cavani score twice with both goals initially ruled out for offside, only to then be awarded after VAR was consulted.Neymar’s cross-shot was turned in at the back post by Cavani for the opener and the Uruguay striker was soon enjoying more delayed celebrations thanks to the video replay system.Moussa Diaby beat goalkeeper Diego Benaglio to a long Neymar pass, with Cavani on hand to slot into the gaping net.VAR was needed again before the break when Julian Draxler swapped passes with Christopher Nkunku before beating Benaglio, this time the referral system disallowing the goal for offside.Cavani grabbed his hat-trick in the 53rd minute, tapping in a Diaby cross to take his tally to eight Ligue 1 goals this season after Adrien Rabiot’s throughball had split the Monaco defence.Djibril Sidibe then brought down former Monaco team-mate Kylian Mbappe in the box, allowing Neymar to roll home a penalty to add his name to the scoresheet.Mbappe saw a late fifth ruled out for offside after yet another VAR review but the scoreline already reflected PSG’s total dominance in a complete mismatch.@ECavaniOfficial — Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) November 11, 2018 What does it mean? Henry powerless amid growing injury crisis Henry lost both Nacer Chadli and his replacement Jordi Mboula to injury, adding to an already long list of absentees. Senior players including Kamil Glik, Danijel Subasic and Stevan Jovetic were already sidelined, leaving Henry to rely on inexperienced players – far from ideal in what is now a relegation battle. It is hard to imagine more difficult circumstances for his first job. VAR proves worth with offside calls The officials had a difficult time with a series of marginal offside decisions in the first half, with VAR helping to clear matters up. Cavani twice saw goals wrongly ruled out on the field and the system was also used to disallow efforts from Draxler and Mbappe. VAR may not be perfect, but it got everything right.Sidibe struggles amid PSG onslaught Monaco’s injury problems are so widespread it was quite literally men against boys by the end, but Henry would have expected better from Sidibe, one of his key players. The World Cup winner was regularly caught out of position and capped a miserable individual performance by conceding a penalty by bundling Mbappe over.Key Opta Facts- PSG have won their last eight games against Monaco in all competitions, their best ever run against them.- Monaco have won none of their last 12 games in Ligue 1 (D4 L8), their worst run in the top flight since August 1986 (13) and the worst current run in the competition.- 13 of the 14 teams who registered seven points or less after 13 games in Ligue 1 in the 21st century have been relegated at the end of the season, the only exception being Ajaccio in 2011-12 (16th).- Edinson Cavani is the first PSG player to score at least three goals in a game against Monaco in Ligue 1 since Carlos Bianchi on May 25, 1979.What’s next? Toulouse will try to stop the PSG juggernaut after the international break, while Henry’s search for a first Monaco win takes him to Caen. read morelast_img read more

Rep Kahle proposes additional funds to bolster PFAS cleanup efforts

first_img Categories: Kahle News 22Jun Rep. Kahle proposes additional funds to bolster PFAS cleanup efforts State Rep. Bronna Kahle, of Adrian, this week announced a plan that would provide the Michigan PFAS Action Response Team (MPART) much needed resources to better understand and track PFAS contaminated groundwater. The plan is part of a larger, bipartisan reform package addressing the safety and security of Michigan’s drinking water supply and recreational waterways. Kahle’s proposal would set aside $3 million annually to fund a geological survey that would help the state’s PFAS action response team.“Ensuring a clean, safe drinking water supply is a top priority – from the lakefront to the faucet and everywhere in between,” said Kahle. “Everyone in Lenawee and across the state deserves the peace of mind to know that our Michigan water is safe. I remain committed to protecting our families and neighbors by identifying sources of contamination, overseeing cleanup efforts, and finding long-term solutions to protect our water.”In addition to Kahle’s legislation, House Bill 4745, the package includes House Bills 4742-4769. The 14-bill reform proposal reforms water quality across the board: from improving municipal safeguards and oversight to tightening up environmental protection and conservation.Ensuring safe drinking water remains a top concern for families across Michigan, especially following the discovery of lead service lines in communities across our state and the detection of PFAS contamination at more than 1,100 sites, Kahle said.HB 4769 has been referred to House Committee on Appropriations for further consideration.last_img read more

BBC RD has teamed up with OTT technology outfit V

first_imgBBC R&D has teamed up with OTT technology outfit Vewd and semiconductor specialist MediaTek to showcase its latest Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV) advancements in content substitution at IBC.Content substitution involves delivering personalized content – audio or video – to viwers, for example at the end of a particular broadcast show, which then switches back to the broadcast feed seamlessly. Whether an ad, local news programme, or other interest-based programming, content substitution is designed to enable viewers to receive content tailored to them over IP.Vewd worked to optimise Vewd Core, its HTML5 SDK for smart TVs, as well as the Vewd Core HbbTV module, to support some of the BBC’s most advanced use cases, including personalization and content substitution.Vewd and MediaTek have worked closely to optimise their respective software to run on the MediaTek System-on-Chip (SoC) to run the most demanding HbbTV use cases, according to the companies.“HbbTV has evolved into a standard that improves how hundreds of millions of people throughout Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East experience TV. Now we’re looking to the future with BBC and presenting what the newest update to the standard can do in a real-world deployment. This is the future of broadcasting, delivered today,” said Frode Hernes, SVP of Product Management, Vewd.The BBC HbbTV 2.0 will be demonstrated on the BBC booth at IBC in Hall 8, Stand F08, or the Vewd booth in Hall 14, Stand F02.last_img read more