Thompson, McPherson impress indoors

first_imgWorld Championships 200-metre silver medallist Elaine Thompson looked at home on her indoor debut, twice clocking 7.14 on a day that saw her finishing second to her Dutch rival Dafne Schippers in the 60m at the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix at the Emirates Arena yesterday.Just like she did in the 200m final at the World Championships in Beijing last August, Schippers led Thompson to the line with a time of 7.10, with third place going to Ewa Swoboda (Poland), who clocked 7.15 seconds.Thompson’s run makes her the joint fastest Jamaican in the event so far this year along with Simone Facey, who also ran 7.14 earlier this month.Competing in her first individual indoor 400m race, Stephenie-Ann McPherson became the fastest Jamaican this year after posting 52.05 to win ahead of Seren Bundy-Davies (Great Britain), 52.10 and Lisanne De Witte of The Netherlands, 52.49.In the men’s 60m, Julian Forte ran 6.64 for fourth place in the heats before improving in the final to a personal best 6.63 and a sixth-place finish behind winner Sean Safo-Antwi (Great Britain), 6.56. Another Briton, Richard Kilty, the defending World Indoor champion, finished second in 6.57 with third place going to American Mike Rodgers, 6.60.Rusheen McDonald was sixth in the men’s 400m in 49.38 seconds. The win went to Pavel Maslak, 46.02, of the Czech Republic, who finished ahead of USA’s Calvin Smith, 46.45 and Great Britain’s Jarryd Dunn, 46.67.With the IAAF World Indoor Championships fast approaching and the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association set to name their team this week, it’s left to be seen who will be available for the March 17-19 championships which takes place in Portland, USA.last_img read more

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CT to install energy-saving lights

first_img10 August 2007Cape Town aims to save energy by fitting energy-efficient light bulbs in over 180 000 streetlights across the metropolitan municipality over the next two years, representing a 12% saving in energy used.The city will replace all the 80-watt mercury vapour bulbs currently used in street lighting with 70-watt high-pressure sodium bulbs.“This is part of the city’s concerted efforts to conserve power, whilst at the same time dealing with the scourge of cable theft and vandalism,” said Cape Town’s manager of public lighting, Charles Kadalie.Kadalie said the widespread theft of electricity cables has been forced the municipality to keep certain areas of streetlights burning during the day to deter cable theft.“Under normal circumstances, there would be no justification for wasting power and we should all be diligently conserving this precious commodity. Unfortunately, the city is suffering from an unprecedented onslaught from cable thieves,” he said.He said that cables thieves rarely risked electrocution and possible death by hacking into live wires.Kadalie said the cost of “energising” a 350-meter stretch of ten 70-watt streetlights amounts to about R3.50 per day, while the cost of replacing stolen cable and vandalised equipment amounts to nearly R35 000 per incident.“This does not even take into consideration the inconvenience caused to residents, nor the additional costs of welding down access covers and casting cables in concrete to secure our equipment.”High-mast lightingAs an alternative to deter vandalism in Matroosfontein, the municipality has entered into a partnership with Eskom to install lighting on six 40-meter-high masts the value of R1-million.In suburbs that are relatively unaffected by cable theft, the city is able to use day night switches activated by photo sensors to automatically switch off in daylight.Power disruptions in these areas are usually caused by a defective sensor, lamp failure or contact between tree branches and transmission lines.“However in ‘hot spots’ such as Bonteheuwel, Hanover Park, Gugulethu, Pinelands, Bishops Court, Atlantis, the M5, Mitchells Plain and Vanguard Drive, disruptions are invariably caused by cable theft,” Kadalie said.“Cable theft is draining the resources of the city’s electricity department and hampering our efficiency in attending to other public electricity complaints.”The city has a dedicated cable theft task team that works around the clock to apprehend perpetrators, and Kadalie has urged residents to report any suspicious activity around power lines and substations on 0800 32 31 30.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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Set of Foam Hair Rollers- small size pack 14 – Not what I thought, but OK

first_imgSet of foam hair rollers- small size pack 14. Set of foam hair rollers- small size pack 14. Brand new in packeti got these for my mom in law n she claims they are just what she required n they’re good.You produced an old lady really content. My 84year previous mum has searched higher and lower for these and couldn’t get them. I acquired these to go in her xmas stocking and her facial area was a photo when she opened them, you designed her working day and she can now sleep with her curlers in all over again.Could not locate rollers in the retailers small enough to choose up & curl the very little wispy bits of mum’s hair. These are just excellent size & quite well designed.You made an old woman very happyJust what was neededNot what I thought, but OKSet of Foam Hair Rollers- small size pack 14. Brand New in PacketA must for a pleasant night’s sleep! Adore them for my 1950s hairstyles.These do a fantastic work and develop restricted curls which you can model and relieve out as you desire.Features of Set of Foam Hair Rollers- small size pack 14. Brand New in Packet.Pack 14 small size [5/8th inch] foam rollersNo Hair Grips RequiredEasy to UseCan be used for dry or wet settingLength 2.25 inches by 5/8th inch diameterThe rollers are good except they are complicated to correct and unfix.The ideal orphan annie hair you can make is with these xd.These were being exactly as described and suitable for my wants. Superior assistance from the supplier. Would definitely get yet again in owing class. Set of foam hair rollers- small size pack 14.They are high-quality the ‘closing’ method it truly is a little bit tricky, in comparison with the even larger size of hair rollers, for the reason that these ones does not have sufficient house for the principal center thingie (on which the foam is) to slide in both of the sides, so at to start with i believed they are all defect i have only used them as soon as and the curls are seriously nice (they will be small and fluffy curls so make positive you happen to be well prepared to glimpse sheephy like 🙂 ). Not certain how long they will last, thinking of i have to use a little bit of pressure when i need to open up and place my hair on them.Outstanding and very rapid shipping.Really happy with these rollers.Not particularly what i believed i was obtaining, but nonetheless useable. I did not want the plastic aspect, basically foam rollers for an aged personto slumber in but they were undoubtedly low-cost ample and can be made use of.A must for a pleasant night’s sleep. Cozy rollers and crispy curls.These rollers are tender plenty of to sleep in if needed.I am suggested they do the position beautifully.Superb get, wonderful value, rapid shipping.These are the size of hair rollers (small size)that i have been making an attempt for months to attain in my area which proved extremely hard only types out there had been large dimensions which were being not any use to me as i have very good hair which is also thining.Fantastic rollers just what youd anticipate seriously. They clip on well, dont tumble out simply, giving you put them in rightgood excellent product or service would acquire once more.last_img read more

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Ginebra outlasts Rain or Shine in 3OT, clinches fourth spot

first_imgFamilies in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Game 3 hero SJ Belangel takes inspiration from Mike Nieto Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City LATEST STORIES View comments Ginebra vs Rain or Shine. PBA IMAGESBarangay Ginebra had to trudge through three overtime periods to beat Rain or Shine, 100-92, and secure a spot in the quarterfinals of the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup Friday at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Despite both teams ending up with identical 6-5 cards, the victory propelled the Gin Kings to the fourth seed in the standings because of quotient advantage and set up a best-of-three series against, incidentally, the fifth place Elasto Painters starting on Monday.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Ginebra had parts in the conference where they played without Joe Devance, Sol Mercado, and Greg Slaughter due to injuries and the victory symbolized a huge sigh of relief for Ginebra. “This is the first good thing that happened to us all conference long and it took us a triple overtime game to do it against a team that really didn’t have much to play for,” said Cone. “We lost Joe and Sol earlier and they’re struggling to come back from their injuries, and we lost Greg in some key games.”Japeth Aguilar led Ginebra with 30 points, 17 boards, and five assists while LA Tenorio added 20 points. Beau Belga had 17 points, six boards, and five assists to lead the Elasto Painters while Gabe Norwood finished with 13 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists. ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Ginebra win also eliminated Blackwater in the process and allowed TNT to get a crack at the final playoff berth against Phoenix on Sunday.With Ginebra leading 94-92, Rain or Shine had four chances to either force the tie or the lead but Maverick Ahanmisi and Raymond Almazan bricked their free throws with 55 seconds left in the game. FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutJervy Cruz then promptly punished the Elasto Painters with a dagger of a baseline jumper that gave the Gin Kings a 96-92 buffer with 34 seconds left. After the grinding victory, Ginebra head coach Tim Cone said the victory was a Godsend for them. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Read Next Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMClast_img read more

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PH archers miss shot at third medal

first_imgPH bets Paul Marton Dela Cruz and Amaya Cojuangco during the semifinals of Mixed Team Compound archery in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games. INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZKUALA LUMPUR — The Philippines narrowly missed a medal in archery mixed compound after back-to-back jolting match-play defeats Friday at Synthetic Turf Field inside KL Sports City.Paul Marton Dela Cruz and Amaya Paz-Cojuangco handily made it to the semifinals after a 156-150 win over Laos in the eliminations.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES That heightened expectations of another medal from the sport that already brought two bronzes the previous days but the Filipino archers fell short this time.“We didn’t make it. It’s not our day. They shot way better than us today,” said the 30-year-old Dela Cruz who bagged the individual bronze and shared another with men’s team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingLeading in the opening end, Dela Cruz and Cojuangco witnessed a steely-nerved Myanmar pair finishing them off in the suspense-filled shoot out. They finished the six ends tied at 154.Stunned, the Philippines thus fell into bronze medal match-up facing Vietnam, which prevailed, 159-155. Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ MOST READ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Paz-Cojuangco, who was four-time champion here, could not contain her emotions after that heart breaking losses and had to excuse herself at the back of the field.The Philippines still has golden chances in recurve which will begin on Aug. 21.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Navarro heats up late, lifts San Sebastian past EAC Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul View commentslast_img read more

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