I prefer to beat Gatlin, Gay – Bolt

first_imgJamaican sprint star, the world’s fastest man ever, Usain Bolt, says he gets extra satisfaction from beating American sprinters Justin Gatlin and Tyson Gay.However, the three-time triple Olympic gold medallist, in an interview on ESPN’s First Take, admitted that he has a lot of respect for the pair because they help keep him focused and on top of his game.”There are a few guys out there that I am always extra happy to beat,” he told the presenters. “Always leading up to a championship, there is a lot of chatter and people saying what they are going to do and how they are going to beat me, so when I beat them, it’s always a different joy, but it’s not about humiliating anybody. It’s always about having fun.”When asked if there were any runners in particular, the Jamaican sprint icon declared: “Especially the guys from the States. Tyson Gay and Justin Gatlin. Gatlin, for the last three years, has been the one saying he is going to beat Usain Bolt and do this and do that, so there is always that extra pleasure,” he said.”But they definitely drive me because I’m in good competition with someone who makes you have to keep your game up, keep your game high, and step your game up when they show up,” he added.Bolt told the crew that hard work and determination are the keys to his longevity and success.”I am determined and I am a hard worker. Those are the key that kept me going I just wanted to be like Muhammad Ali and those guys. That was always my goal, and I said if I can get to that level I will be one of, the greatest, and that is what I have worked for, and that’s what my goal is,” he stated.Motivation from Kevin HartThe global superstar revealed, however, that he receives daily motivation and inspiration from American comedian/actor Kevin Hart.”I started following him (Hart) on Instagram and he works out a lot. Then I started following him on snapchat and noticed how he works out every day. There is no day that he doesn’t work out, so he motivates me because a lot of days, I get up and I, don’t want to train hard, I don’t want to do my abs workout but when I go, on Snapchat and I see him no matter what; I’m up,” said Bolt.”So (although) I didn’t want to get up this morning, I’m up, so that helps me because if Kevin Hart is not a sports star and he is working so hard, I just get up and go do what I have to do,” added Bolt.The Jamaican is expected to retire after next year’s World Championships in London.last_img read more

Zeelugt man beaten, robbed

first_imgA Zeelugt man had to be treated at the Leonora Cottage Hospital on Sunday night after he was beaten and robbed while on his way home from a relative.Nevendra Ramlakhan, 44, of Lot 24 Zeelugt Housing Scheme, West Coast Demerara, was relieved of his wallet and a gold chain, which he was wearing at the time.Guyana Times understands that the man was at a party at his relative’s home which he left about 22:30h for his residence. As he was walking home, two men pounced on him demanding cash and valuables.According to reports, the man refused to hand over his wallet and was dealt several kicks and cuffs. The men grabbed his gold chain from around his neck and his wallet from his pants pocket before leaving him lying on the road corner.They then made good their escape.Ramlakhan managed to get up and sought help at a nearby house. He was then rushed to the hospital where he was treated and sent away.The matter was reported to the Leonora Police Station, and an investigation has been launched.last_img read more

Stakeholders On Chimpanzee’s Conservation Action Plan

first_imgParticipants at the conference that highlighted the status of the Western chimpanzee.— Review threats and development of strategies for chimpanzee conservation groupLiberia’s rich biodiversity has gained well deserved attention from the local, regional and international conservation community that is considered one of the most critical remaining intact habitats for chimpanzees around the world, an a release has said.Partners such as Liberia’s Forestry Development Authority (FDA), the Jane Goodall Institute (JGI), Liberia Chimpanzee Rescue and Protection (LCRP), Impact by Design, the International Union for Conservation of Nature – Conservation Planning Specialist Group, and many other local and global partners are making great strides in conserving current and future generations of chimpanzees.Funded by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and JGI, the conference defined potential threats to the Western chimpanzee, and collectively developed strategies to mitigate these threats, and promote chimpanzee protection and conservation, identifying conditions necessary for the implementation of a national conservation action plan, and agreeing on next steps required in finalizing this plan.The program, facilitated using adaptive and innovative conservation planning techniques, included a two-part process during which key stakeholders were engaged, and worked collaboratively to determine concrete actions and strategies based on best practices and scientific data to conserve the wildlife.“FDA has effectively joined forces with local and international partners to ensure that Liberia’s Wildlife Conservation and Protected Area Management Law is understood, strengthened and enforced. Combating illegal wildlife crime throughout the country, and the region is a top priority for FDA and her partners, including this development of a National Chimpanzee Conservation Action Plan,” the release has said.Other key initiatives implemented in collaboration with organizations, including LCRP, Wild Chimpanzee Foundation, Fauna and Flora International, Conservation International, Society for Conservation of Nature of Liberia (SCNL), and others are also having great impact thanks to the generous support of donors such as the European Union, USAID funded West Africa Biodiversity and Climate Change program and the government of the United Kingdom.SCNL is the first non-governmental environmental conservation organization founded in 1986 in Liberia, and as the Lead National Civil Society Organization for nature conservation. It has the mandate to educate, encourage and assist CSO actors.Currently a man arrested for the illegal possession of an orphaned chimpanzee, whose family was killed for the illegal bush-meat trade, is serving a three-month jail sentence in Grand Gedeh after being convicted by a magisterial court.Deputy FDA Managing Director for Operations, J.J. Tally, reiterated the entity’s commitment to continued cooperation and collaboration with her partners to ensure sustainable management of Liberia’s biodiversity and wildlife, including the critically endangered Western chimpanzee.Tally thanked the Jane Goodall Institute and Liberia Chimpanzee Rescue and Protection, whom he referred to as ‘Liberia’s Chimp Champs’ for bringing the workshop to the country.He also lauded donors for their supports, and congratulated all participants and organizations for their collaboration and dedication to saving chimpanzees in Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Speed skaters achieve personal bests at Western Canadian short track championships

first_imgSASKATOON, S.K. — Three speed skaters from the Fort Saint John Elks Speed Skating Club were in Saskatoon last weekend, competing at the 2017 Western Canadian short track championships.Brooke Braun, Hannah North, and Sidney Bennie were the three Elks skaters at the competition. This was North and Bennie’s first time at a CanWest Championships.All three of the Elks came home with some personal bests in every distance. Brooke Braun saw the podium in the 1500m distance and finished in 4th overall in her age group. Sidney Bennie and Hannah North both finished in 8th place overall in their respective age groups.- Advertisement –last_img read more


first_imgSTEPHEN DOHERTY’S COUNTRY MUSIC CORNER IS SPONSORED BY www.irishmusic.co.uk. Click www.irishmusic.co.uk for great music and free delivery to County Donegal!Hello Everyone and welcome along to the 9th edition of Country Corner. I hope you’s all enjoying it as much as I am writing it, keep your comments coming in – lots more to come in the next few months ahead.Country Music News Simon Peters from Donegal has just released his brand new video entitled Mr Jones.  Simon is doing great things in the Country Music Scence and hes got a brilliant debut album out as well, check out the brand new video here, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwEuVYNwuRU&feature=youtu.beSteve Farlow singer and songwriter from Coleraine is releasing his brand new single this week called You Cant Break A Broken Heart. Steve has recorded this with William Ma Whinney, an original song written by Brian Croker from Belfast and steve is over the moon to record this, steve is known as Ireland’s Music Man and he is one Of Irelands Country Gentleman, check out his new single at http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_9992634, also check out his website at http://www.stevefarlow.com/.Gary Gamble from Strabane is releasing his brand new single this week called The Old Lamplighter. Gary has a new band as well called Gary Gamble & The Gamblin Men – featuring some of Irelands finest musicians including Carndonagh Man Ryan Turner and Joe Mc Namee from Claudy and gary is now under the management of Kevin Mc Cooey –  also don’t forget Gary does his famous impersonation of Daniel O Donnell this is a real show-stopper – check out garys website www.garygamble.ie.The Wee Amigos – Gerald Ahern and Ben Troy have released there brand new video called – Johnny Cash Melody, produced by Award Winning Producer Steve Bloor. It was a very busy time the past few months for the Wee Amigos, they appeared at Country Fest in Letterkenny and recently at the Marquee In Drumlish – some achievement for the young lads, they are taking a break and concentrating on school at the moment, they will be back to do more videos and recording watch there new video here – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGzQBflHiQU Georgette Jones As you know, Georgette is the only daughter of Country Music’s most legendary marriage between the undisputed King and Queen of Country Music, George Jones and Tammy Wynette.Georgette will be paying tribute to the music of both her parents, as well as showcasing her own special brand of ‘Urban-Country’ Music in Donegal.Georgette is bringing her show to the Great Northern Hotel, Bundoran on Friday 9th September and to the Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny on Friday 16th September. Georgette will be joined in Bundoran by Ireland’s very own Louise Morrissey and Mick Flavin, who will be paying tribute to the music of ‘George and Tammy’. Also, appearing with Georgette in Bundoran on the 9th will be Ireland’s Lisa Stanley, who shared many of Georgette’s experiences – being the daughter of Ireland’s Maisie McDaniels! Also, appearing on the night will be Donegal’s prodigal Son – Quincy Raye as well as Jessie Conlon.Georgette will be joined in Letterkenny by the ‘George and Tammy’ of Ireland –Ray Lynam and Philomena Begley as well as the Prince of Irish Country,Aiden Quinn, who will duet with Georgette on the night singing there brand new single – Golden Ring Also, Donegal’s own Quincy Raye will take to the stage, as a great surprise for Letterkenny audiences is promised! Georgette will also be performing around the Country at the Ardboyne Hotel in Navan on Thursday 8th, The RadissonBlu Hotel in Galway on Saturday 10th, the New Park Hotel in Kilkenny on Sunday 11th, the Clonmel Park Hotel on Tuesday 13th, the Red Cow/Moran’s Hotel Dublin on Thursday 15th, the Four Seasons Hotel Monaghan on Saturday 17th, the River Bank Hotel in Wexford on Sunday 18th and the Dolmen Hotel in Carlow onTuesday 20th. Georgette will also be special guest at this years World Ploughing Championships in Athy County Kildare and will meeting and greeting fans at the Irish Country Sound Pavilion from Tuesday 20th to Thursday 22nd. Dancing DatesFriday 02th Sept 2011Plaza, Buncrana Lisa Mc Hugh & BandFriday 02th Sept 2011Malin Hotel, (Malin)Gary Gamble & BandFriday 02th Sept 2011Josies Country Tavern (Letterkenny)Jimmy Buckley & Band Friday 02th Sept 2011Mellon Country Hotel (Omagh)Mike Denver & BandSaturday 03rd Sept 2011Riverclub (Castlefin)Patrick Feeney & BandSaturday 03rd Sept 2011White River Hotel (Toome)Jason Mc Gilligan & BandSat 03rd Sept 2011The Ryandale, (Moy)Gerry Guthrie & BandSat 03rd Sept 2011The Allingham Arms Hotel (Bundoran)Derek Ryan & Band Mon 05th Sept 2011Bushtown House Hotel (Coleraine)John Mc Nicholl & Band Jiving classes commence in the Inishowen Gateway Hotel, Buncrana on the 15th of September @ 9 pm with All Ireland Champion Dance Teacher Gerard Butler , for more details contact Gerard on 0868986004 We recommend that where possible you confirm the date with the venue before traveling (especially long distance). Country Music Venue Of The Week – Bushtown Hotel – Coleraine The Bushtown House Hotel  in Coleraine has been running for years its only a stone throw from some of Northern Irelands amazing attractions such as the mythical Giants Causeway, The Bushmills Whiskey Distillery, Dunluce Castle and miles of beautiful award winning beaches are just some of the near by beauty to be exploredThis North West Coast Hotel is the perfect abode for Golfers to indulge their passion with an unsurpassed quality of golf guaranteed. The Royal Portrush, Castelrock and Portstewart golf clubs are just some of the many on offer.Every Monday Night there is the Big Country Bands over the years we’ve had the Cream of The Irish Country Music Singers – Mike Denver, Robert Mizzell, Declan Nerney, Nathan Carter and all the other Irish Country Singers.If you are heading and looking for a good nights food and entertainment and dance – then why not get yourself along to Bushtown House Hotel in Coleraine, Kieran and Dermot will look after you and the lovely staff at the hotel.Check Out http://www.bushtownhotel.com/ Competition Time:To Win tickets to Georgette Jones tour of Ireland – please answer the following question:-Q: Name Georgette’s famous parentsAnswers to info@donegaldaily.com – closes on Tues 06th Sept 2011Good LuckDont forget to tune into me on 105fm or 107.6fm or online at  www.icrfm.ie every Tuesday between 3pm and 4pm this Tues 06th Sept I’ll be talking to Shaun Loughrey and Gerard Butler. You can also get in touch with me at stephendoherty2008@gmail.com or visit my website which is www.keepitcountryradioshow.co.ukCompetition 2:To Win John Mc Nicholl Dvd – please tell us the answer to the questionQ: John comes from what village just outside DungivenAnswers to info@donegaldaily.com – closes on Tues 06th Sept 2011Good LuckSTEPHEN DOHERTY’S COUNTRY MUSIC CORNER IS SPONSORED BY www.irishmusic.co.uk. Click www.irishmusic.co.uk for great music and free delivery to County Donegal!STEPHEN DOHERTY’S COUNTRY MUSIC CORNER was last modified: September 3rd, 2011 by BrendaShare 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)last_img read more

Henry says QPR have ‘no excuses’ not to challenge for promotion

first_imgKarl Henry has told QPR’s website “there are no excuses” now the likes of Charlie Austin and Matt Phillips have stayed at Loftus Road.Rangers anticipated a season of consolidation in the Championship, with Phillips and particularly Austin heavily tipped to be snapped up by a top-flight club during the summer transfer window.Midfielder Henry believes a strong challenge for promotion now has to be their aim.“We’ve got a really strong side and in terms of the players we managed to keep, that transfer window is probably the best the club has had in the time I have been here,” he said.“For us in the changing room to see them still here is really huge. It makes us now think that we can have a real good go.“There are no excuses now. We’ve got a squad worthy of getting in that top six and having a really good promotion push.”Henry is expected to retain his place in the side for Wednesday’s home match against Blackburn.Keeper Alex Smithies is set to make his full league debut for the R’s as Rob Green is suspended after being sent off during Saturday’s defeat against Nottingham Forest.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

iPad Arrives April 3rd: 8 Apps We Can’t Wait to Try

first_img4) Penguin BooksPenguin CEO John Makinson spoke to a London audience this past week about his company’s plans to build iPad-ready books. Instead of releasing text-only publications, Penguin books will be more like apps including embedded video, audio and streaming. “The .ePub format, which is the standard for ebooks at the present, is designed to support traditional narrative text,” said Makinson, “but not this cool stuff that we’re now talking about. So for the time being at least we’ll be creating a lot of our content as applications, for sale on app stores and HTML, rather than in ebooks. The definition of the book itself is up for grabs.” Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 5) Condé Nast Magazines: Wired, GQ, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, and GlamourEnjoy magazines but hate how they clutter up your house? That will never be a problem again thanks to the iPad. According to the NY Times, the large publishing firm has big plans for their periodicals. GQ will have a tablet version of its April issue ready. Vanity Fair and Wired will follow with their June issues, and The New Yorker and Glamour will have issues in the summer. Already, the company’s iPhone application for GQ that proves Condé Nast gets how to develop for new platforms. The GQ app is not a simple digitized magazine, but includes features that embrace the mobile web. For example, you can tap through on an ad to go to a company’s website or tap a song in a music review to download it. Wired, specifically, gave us all a look at their iPad app earlier this month and it’s incredible. Although they actually called it their “tablet” app – Wired isn’t limiting themselves to one platform – we know one of the first places we’ll see it is Apple’s new slate device. 6) Your Student NewspaperIn addition to the big names like the NY Times and WSJ, colleges will also begin to use the iPad for distributing their highly localized news. One college, Abilene Christian University, has already confirmed they’ve developed an app for their paper, “The Optimist.” “We want to be up and running and there when they’re ready for us,” said Professor Kenneth Pybus. You can bet they won’t be the last college to launch for iPad, either. 7) Disney iPad AppsWalt Disney’s Robert Iger recently informed investors that Disney will develop all sorts of iPad applications that will range from games to digital books and who knows what else? “We find that the iPad has a lot of potential. We think it’s a really compelling device,” he said. Iger also predicts that the iPad will be “a game-changer in terms of enabling us to create essentially new forms of content.” We can’t wait to see what the creatives at Disney come up with. Also of note: Disney owns Marvel Comics and that has some speculating that comic book apps are on the list of soon-to-arrive Disney iPad apps. 8) iPhone Apps, TransformedAlthough iPhone apps will work on the iPad without any updates required, developers who want to redesign their iPhone apps specifically for the iPad can do so. For an example of how great these will look when they do this, check out 1Password. Already available as an iPhone app, this app helps you create strong passwords for web services and accounts, remembers them for you and stores them right in your browser. Their iPad app, shown off on their blog here, shows just how attractive – oh, we’ll say it – just downright gorgeous – iPad apps will be. sarah perez A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Apple#NYT#web center_img Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting News from Cupertino, California this morning has Apple fans in a tizzy: the “magical and revolutionary” (yes, that’s really how Apple describes it) iPad now has a confirmed launch date. According to an Apple press release, the iPad will be available in the U.S. on Saturday, April 3rd in Wi-Fi only models and later that month in 3G. Also by month-end, all editions of the iPad will become available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the U.K. Pre-orders will start March 12th on www.apple.com. Although we know that many people are already confirmed buyers, there are a lot of fence-sitters out there still wondering why they need an iPad when they already have an iPhone (or iPod Touch, or netbook, or laptop, etc.). If that’s you, we’ve come up with a list of confirmed iPad apps that may convince you otherwise. 1) The New York Times No surprise here. The NY Times was actually one of the applications demonstrated during the iPad announcement in January. Their native application lets you save stories, watch video, zoom in and out on photos and virtually “flip” through the paper without dirtying up your fingers with newsprint. The news stories are updated whenever the device has an internet connection.2) The Wall St. Journal We haven’t seen it in action yet, but News Corp.’s Rupert Murdoch has apparently been telling people that there’s an iPad under lock-and-key in the WSJ’s building. “We’ve been allowed to work on one,” he told members of the Real Estate Board of New York during a luncheon this past week. We imagine its features will be very much on par with those in the NY Times app, as described above.3) Need for Speed Shift (Game)The iPad represents a whole new gaming platform. It’s a handheld device like the iPhone, but one with a much larger screen. That means video games will look great – more like games you play on your TV via game consoles like the Xbox 360, PS3 or Wii. Electronic Arts is one of the first to develop for the iPad and their “Need for Speed Shift” racing game, also demoed during Apple’s announcement, has been redesigned from the iPhone version into one just for the iPad. They’ve scaled up the images to fit the larger screen and the results, from what we’ve seen so far, look great. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Bengaluru Records Highest Rise in Office Rentals in Asia-Pacific: Report

first_imgIndia’s tech hub of Bengaluru saw the highest rise in office rentals in Asia-Pacific in the second quarter of 2018, according to global property consultant Knight Frank. Office rentals in the Karnataka capital rose 7 percent in the Central Business District area in the quarter ending June 2018 as opposed to the first quarter.The rise is mostly because of tight supply and increased demand from corporates and co-working firms, according to Knight Frank. Companies prefer to have offices in CBD due to its proximity to business and tech hubs, well-connected transport, location, and easy access to other parts of the city.“Steady demand seen in the prime office market is expected to bolster rental growth for the second half of the year. Despite several headwinds, including tensions around trade, regional economic growth continues to fuel demand for Grade-A office space,” Nicholas Holt, Asia Pacific Head of Research at Knight Frank, said.With 5.5 percent rise, Tokyo came second, followed by the  Australian cities of Melbourne and Sydney.Although comparatively cheaper than other Indian and Asian cities, Bengaluru, at $18.4 or Rs 1,367 per square meter, saw the steepest rise in office rentals, as corporates preferred to rent office in the city’s CBD, putting pressure on supply and forcing office owners to hike rentals.Among other Indian cities that the firm studied, only Bandra-Kurla Complex in Mumbai saw a marginal increase while Connaught Place in New Delhi did not see any change from the first quarter.Photo: https://www.knightfrank.comThe Q2 grew at almost three times that of Q1 and the main driver was a strong performance from Bengaluru, Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Sydney – the markets facing supply constraints. Rents will remain steady or see a marginal increase for the remainder of the year, the company said in its report.Among other Asian cities, Tokyo’s Central 5 Wards Grade-A rents grew 5.5 percent as the supply-starved market saw vacancy levels fall a 10-year low to 1.1%. In Hong Kong’s Central district, rents went up by 1.7 percent as the major financial district is nearing full occupancy. In Sydney, rents increased 4.2 percent as the supply-demand imbalance from last year’s strong white-collar growth and stock removal continues to be felt, according to the report.During the first half of 2018, close to 3.7 million sq. ft. of office space in Bengaluru was taken on rent, the highest in India, signaling that real estate activity is at its peak in the city and businesses are expanding, according to Deccan Herald. Related ItemsBengalurulast_img read more

Both Chinmayanand and law student denied bail

first_imgA local court in Shahjahanpur on Monday rejected the bail plea of former Union Minister Swami Chinmayanand as well as that of the law student who has accused him of rape.Both are currently in judicial custody.While Mr. Chinmayanand is accused of misusing his authority to seduce or induce a woman to have sexual intercourse with him, the law student is charged with extortion among other clauses of the Indian Penal Code and Section 67 of the Information Technology Act.Om Singh, Mr. Chinmayanand’s counsel and spokesperson, said the district judge rejected both the bail applications.The court heard “our argument and was even in agreement with certain points, but eventually rejected the bail application,” he said.Mr. Singh said Mr. Chinmayanand would appeal against the order in the Allahabad High Court.The law student continues to be lodged in jail, while Mr. Chinmayanand is admitted to a hospital in Lucknow after he reportedly fell ill.Meanwhile, earlier in the day, Congress leaders led by former union minister Jitin Prasada were denied permission by the Shahjahanpur administration for a “nyay yatra” to Lucknow in solidarity with the law student.Mr. Prasada said he was put under house detention and accused the Bharatiya Janata Party government of “quashing an individual’s fundamental rights”.“U.P. is no Kashmir yet today I am in preventive custody for simply wanting to highlight the plight of the Shahjahanpur rape victim,” Mr. Prasada tweeted.The Shahjahanpur administration denied permission for the ‘padhyatra’ citing the law and order situation due to Durga Puja, Navratri and Ramleela festivals. Since the ‘padhyatra’ route included crowed roads, it was not possible to arrange for police security at such a short notice, the City Magistrate said.last_img read more