Sprinting healthy in Jamaica – Quarrie

first_imgOlympian Donald Quarrie, who remains very active in local track and field, feels Jamaican athletes’ competitive nature will make them continue to achieve big things on the track despite sprint legend Usain Bolt’s retirement this year.The four-time Olympic medallist won 200m gold at the 1976 Olympics, silver in the 100m, bronze in the 200m four years later, and ended his Olympic career with 4x100m silver in 1984 in Los Angeles.Quarrie, when asked in a recent interview, said he does not believe Jamaica’s sprinting will falter.”No, I don’t think there will be a lull in our athletics. I think that, for example, the bar that Usain (Bolt), Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce has set, if you look now, Elaine has come in before anything starts going down,” said Quarrie.”I think once Usain retires, everybody is going to say I want to be number one, and that is going to make a big difference, so we are gonna continue, and with the support of sponsors, Government, athletes training hard to achieve goals, to represent Jamaica, we are still going to maintain that number one spot in the sprints,” he said.HAPPY WITH CURRENT JOBWhen asked if he had any ambitions for leadership at the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association level, Quarrie was quick to point out he is happy with his current job as meet director and athlete liaison.”Right now, I am focusing on the Jamaica International Invitational and motivating the youngsters to keep our flag flying,” he told The Gleaner.”It (track and field) has changed a lot because now things are more visible. In the past, you would hear about an event or you would see it a couple hours later. Now, everything is instant and so it has given track and field a lot more publicity. It has given the athletes a lot more notoriety,” continued Quarrie.He added that it was good to see Jamaica keeping up with the rest of the world in athletics as far as visibility and performances are concerned.- S.F.last_img read more

9/11 ceremonies commence

first_imgOfficials and residents throughout the Whittier area and the nation are commemorating the nearly 3,000 people who were killed in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 today. Ceremonies at fire stations, schools and at city halls thought the United States commenced early this morning and will continue throughout the day. Six years ago terrorists hijacked four commercial planes, two of which struck the World Trade Center towers in New York, one of which crashed in a Pennsylvania field and the last of which crashed into the Pentagon. http://www.whittierdailynews.com/news/ci_6856156 165Let’s talk business.Catch up on the business news closest to you with our daily newsletter. Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgLong-serving Finn Harps physio Mickey McGlynn has been given a one match ban by the FAI disciplinary committee following Sunday’s FAI Cup defeat to St Pat’s.Finn Harps have been absolutely hammered by the FAI disciplinary committee following their FAI Cup semi-final defeat to St Pat’s.Manager Ollie Horgan has been banned for THREE matches, Gareth Harkin for TWO and unbelievably Harps physio Mickey McGlynn has been given a ONE match ban.Finn Harps play-maker Gareth Harkin was given a straight red card for an innocuous challenge late on in their 6-1 defeat to the Richmond Park outfit. Ollie Horgan was dismissed for expressing his anger at the decision by referee Derek Tomney.Fourth official Tómas Connolly reported Horgan for ‘offensive behaviour’ and the referee sent the Harps gaffer to the stands.In his report to the FAI disciplinary committee Connolly also reported Harps physio Mickey McGlynn for what he deemed ‘offensive behaviour’.McGlynn made a few throwaway remarks to Connolly after Horgan was removed from the technical area. The popular Harps physio told Connolly he was ‘anti Donegal’ and had an agenda with teams from Donegal, and was a ‘typical Dub’.McGlynn expressed his disappointment and surprise at the decision via his social media account on Facebook.McGlynn said, “Been given a one game ban by the disciplinary committee after being charged with offensive behaviour, first ban after 24 years.“Very disappointing, as I did not use any abusive or offensive language, made a genuine point about how I felt we were being treated.“Will be interesting to see if the official who made the derogatory comment about Donegal and its people will face any action? Would not bet on it! It’s not expected that Harps will appeal any of the sanctions and bans imposed by the FAI disciplinary committee.FINN HARPS HAMMERED WITH SIX-GAME BAN AFTER FAI CUP SEMI-FINAL FALL-OUT was last modified: October 8th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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)Tags:appealbanFAIfai cupfinesfinn harpsnewsSanctionsSportlast_img read more


first_imgNO SHOW LIKE A NO SHOW JOE – JARLA’S VIEW! was last modified: February 1st, 2015 by StephenShare 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) Tags:donegalJarlaThe People’s DebateVINCEN BROWNElast_img read more

Redknapp: Burnley will last the pace

first_imgQPR boss Harry Redknapp says he believes Burnley deserve more respect and should be regarded as serious title contenders.The Clarets are third in the table and have led the Championship for much of the campaign despite not being among the pre-season promotion favourites.They also lost last term’s top scorer Charlie Austin, who has scored 14 goals for QPR since his move to Loftus Road.But Redknapp, whose team are second, said: “Burnley look a good team to me. Everybody keeps saying they won’t last the pace but that’s nonsense.“I don’t see why they won’t last the pace. They look a very good outfit.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle Accidents

first_imgTags:#adaptive technology#automated transport#IoT Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Follow the Puck Professional Digital Marketer and Blogger. Contributing writer to authoritative publications online. Related Posts What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Do you know that about 1.25 million people lose their lives as a result of road crashes annually? It is also worthy to note that between 20 to 50 million more suffer injuries with a lot resulting in lifetime disabilities. These injuries have caused considerable economic losses to individuals, families, and nations at large.With the invention of IoT, this loss of lives and money can be reduced.IoT is an ideal software component that connects physical and everyday devices to the internet. Devices built based on IoT are capable of communicating with each other over the internet, and they can be controlled to perform different operations.IoT can help to ensure secure and safe transportation. This is because IoT systems are controlled by event-driven applications that take inputs either as sensed data, user input or other external triggers. These data are taken by different inbuilt sensors (a sensor is a sophisticated device that is frequently used to detect and respond to electrical and other signals). The user data obtained is converted into physical and measurable parameters. Examples of sensors used include a smoke detector, motion sensor, contact sensor and so on. With the help of IoT, the sensors update the data at regular intervals and send them to the administrators to notify the user in case of any dangerous change.IoT can help to reduce automatic vehicle accidents through the following ways.1. Signaling the administrators to control the activities of the vehicle:Physical condition and performances of drivers are analyzed and monitored in case of danger; the administrators are notified. With the help of IoT, drowsiness and tiredness of drivers are monitored. The blood content is also analyzed to detect the presence of alcohol.Also, the distraction of drivers is monitored. This can be accomplished through the use of face monitoring camera. The camera is a prototype embedded system and sensor technology that is used to measure vital parameters during a car ride.The camera measures factors such as head pose and blink rate. The measurements also indicate the driver’s attentiveness or excitement level. The collected information allows a conclusion to be drawn on the user’s driving behavior.Moreso, weariness, and microsleep at the wheel are often the cause of most serious accidents. However, the signs of fatigue can be detected before a critical situation arises. Driver’s drowsiness can be detected by monitoring the steering movement. In cases where driver’s drowsiness has been detected, administrators are signaled, hence the distraction warning system is enabled.2. Diagnosing the condition of the vehicle:Regulatory enforcement ensures that vehicles traversing on a particular road network are safe and reliable. With the help of IoT, vehicles can undergo real-time monitoring. Several options facilitate IoT context.The following data can be measured and recorded to know the condition of a particular vehicle:Exhaust gas temperatureAmbient temperatureGas flow velocityVehicle speedVehicle tilt angleEngine revolutionElectric currentWhen the condition of a vehicle is diagnosed and known, the vehicle will always be in good condition.This is because of notification is gotten whenever there is any damage, hence enhancing the user to repair the vehicle quickly, thus preventing an accident.3. Avoiding Collision:A vehicular collision may occur between vehicle to vehicle, vehicle to human or even vehicle to structure. Through the use of Inter Vehicular communications, a vehicle can communicate with it’s surrounding.For example, when a vehicle is moving too close to another vehicle, the user is notified of the possible collision. Through the use of IoT, a specific distance is recorded as the safe distance between the vehicle and another vehicle or the vehicle and a particular structure. Once this distance is not maintained, the driver is notified of possible danger hence calling the driver back to order and preventing accidents.4. Monitoring the location of Vehicles:Tracking system using IoT is a technology used to obtain the specific location of vehicles using special methods such as GPS navigation. The system is a known system of retrieving vehicles. This is beneficial in monitoring the location of a vehicle to notify the user of the possible danger that is ahead of them.These dangers may include frozen roads, damaged roads, or a scene of pre-occurred accidents. The overseers notify users around the danger zone to warn them of the situation of the environment. This will help to prevent accidents since the drivers are aware of the condition of the area and they tend to divert. 5. Notifying the overseers whenever the system is faulty:IoT helps to send information to the appropriate quarters. For instance, when a vehicle has been tampered with, the user isn’t always aware of this developed fault unless they are told.The information collected by the sensors installed in the vehicle is sent over the internet through the help of IoT and hence, a registered number of the user will send a notification to be aware of the condition of the vehicle. This awareness helps to prevent accidents since the user will repair the vehicle before using.ConclusionConnected vehicles through the help of IoT will help to reduce accidents. Due to its highly sophisticated mode of operation, accidents can be foreseen and prevented.A vehicle that is operating with IoT is one that can help to save lives.In years to come, the safety of road users will be assured since accidents would be a rare occurrence. Loss of lives due to faults and ignorance will be as antique as Black and White movie in the future since self-driven vehicles will soon be introduced. Sunday AdenekanDigital Marketer Trends Driving the Loyalty Marketing Industrylast_img read more

Guiao hoping for best from PBA board

first_imgMOST READ “I know they will be open to giving the team more preparation time but I don’t know how much time we can get,” Guiao said. “I am hopeful that they will agree to what we proposed for the national team.”In an appearance at the PSA Forum on Tuesday, Guiao batted for increased training time—every day in the “crunch-time phase” in August—and exhibition matches against squads that are on par with the Philippines’ group opponents in the Fiba centerpiece event.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe country is grouped with Serbia, Italy and Angola in the World Cup.Among the teams Guiao is eyeing to play friendly matches with is Australia, which got into a controversial brawl with the Philippines last year during an Asian qualifier match. Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Korean catches Mondilla on top Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte “There’s no harm in reaching out and inviting Australia,” Guiao said. “Maybe it will help patch up the relationship of the two basketball associations and restore goodwill between them.”More importantly, Guiao said, games against Australia and possibly New Zealand will expose the national squad to European style of play “without us having to travel to Europe.”“We’re not discounting the possibility of a trip to Europe but in terms of time and distance, playing those two teams will be very efficient for us,” Guiao added.Ryan Gregorio, the special assistant to Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas president Al Panlilio, will make the formal presentation before the PBA board.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew National coach Yeng Guiao is “hopeful” that the PBA board will agree to his proposal when it convenes Thursday to discuss, among others, Gilas Pilipinas’ preparation for this year’s Fiba World Cup.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games messlast_img read more

Moto E5 Plus India launch set for today: Price, specs and live stream details

first_imgAfter the Moto G6 and Moto G6 Play last month, Motorola is all set to announce the Moto E5 Plus in India on Tuesday, July 10. The phone was first unveiled as part of the Moto E5-series alongside the Moto G6-series in Brazil a few months ago. The handset touts a large full-screen display and a massive battery pack, aimed at consumers who want an immersive viewing experience on a phone that will not die on you easily. You can catch the livestream of the event on YouTube starting 3pm.The Moto E5 Plus falls in the affordable segment and is expected to be priced somewhere along the lines of the Moto G6 Play. Both the series brings a new design language compared to their predecessors. Notably, like the Moto G6 and G6 Play, the Moto E5 Plus also brings a full-screen display with an 18:9 aspect ratio.The Moto E5 Plus sports a 6-inch HD+ (720×1440) 18:9 IPS LCD display. This means you get narrow bezels on the front with the fingerprint sensor being moved to the back embedded in the Moto logo. The phone is made to look premium like the Moto G6 with a reflective back that gives off a wavy pattern, glass front and a metal frame. Unlike the Moto G6, the back of the Moto E5 Plus is not made of glass but a glossy plastic shell.The back also sees a circular camera setup, which looks similar to the Moto G6 and the Moto X4 in design. This is not a dual setup, however, and you only get a 12-megapixel sensor with LED flash and PDAF while the second cutout is for laser autofocus. Up front, the Moto E5 Plus gets an 8-megapixel sensor with a selfie flash.advertisementPowering the Moto E5 Plus is an octa-core Snapdragon 435 chipset, which is coupled with 3GB of RAM. There’s also 32GB of internal storage which is expandable via a microSD card up to 256GB. There’s no word yet on whether Motorola will launch a higher 4GB + 64GB variant in the Indian market. The phone is also expected to run a near stock Android 8.0 Oreo out-of-the-box with some Motorola-specific features like Moto Actions and Moto Display on board.The biggest highlight of the Moto E5 Plus is its 5,000mAh battery, which will allow you to consume media on-the-go without the fear of battery dying on you by the end of the day. The phone measures 161.9 x 75.3 x 9.35mm and weighs 200 grams thanks to the large battery inside. Connectivity options on board include a 3.5mm headphone jack, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and GPS, among other things. The variant released outside comes with a single SIM, but Motorola could bring a dual-SIM model with a dedicated expandable storage slot as the Moto G6.Moto E5 Plus expected India priceConsidering the Moto G6 and G6 Play have been priced at Rs 13,999 and Rs 11,999, respectively, we expect the Moto E5 Plus to be priced somewhere along the same lines considering the specs on offer. Motorola announced earlier that the handset will be available online exclusively on Amazon India and offline through Moto Hub stores across India.last_img read more

Manu Bhaker becomes first Indian shooter to win gold at Youth Olympics

first_imgManu Bhaker claimed India’s first ever gold medal in shooting at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires on Tuesday.The 16-year-old Bhaker shot 236.5 to finish on top of the podium in the women’s 10m air pistol event, making up for the heartbreak at the Asian Games in Indonesia and the World Championship where she could not live up to her billing.Russia’s Iana Enina won the silver with 235.9, while Nino Khutsiberidze bagged the bronze medal.Bhaker began the eight-woman final with a 10.0 and followed it up with a 10.1 and 10.4. She led the Stage 1 with 99.3 after a sequence that included seven scores of 10 and above.#TiroDeportivo – Pistola de aire comprimido 10m mujeres#Shooting – 10m Air Pistol WomenOro BHAKER Manu IND @ioaindiaPlata ENINA Iana RUS @Olympic_RussiaBronce KHUTSIBERIDZE Nino GEO @ISSF_Shooting pic.twitter.com/1Tu0Fbdw58Buenos Aires 2018 (@BuenosAires2018) October 9, 2018Two 9.8 in the beginning of second stage (elimination) were followed by a 10.1 and 9.9, helping her maintain the lead over Thailand’s Kanyakorn Hirunphoem by some distance.The World Cup and Commonwealth Games gold medallist extended her domination in the following shots and looked to be on course for the yellow metal. She slipped once to the second place but quickly regained the top position.Meanwhile, Russian Iana Enina jumped to second with a 10.7. There was another 10.7 by Enina but she could not catch up with Bhaker.Earlier, Bhaker topped the qualifying with 576, which included a series of 95, 96, 96, 96, 95, 98 and placed second and third in the qualification were Russia’s Enina Iana and Chinese Lu Kaiman with 569, the gulf in scores clearly highlighting the form the Indian was in.advertisementSeeking to rediscover her habit of finishing on the podium after heartbreaks at the Asian Games and a none-too-impressive outing at the World Championships, Bhaker quickly got into the groove and showed her intent through the qualifying phase.Having suffered the first significant loss of her young career in Indonesia after an astonishing run that made her one of India’s biggest prospects, Bhaker lived up to the billing in the Argentine capital, showing tremendous mental strength to achieve her goal. Representing her country in the women’s 10m air pistol event, Bhaker has won medals at all major events she has participated barring the recent Asian Games.At the 2017 Asian Junior Championships, she won a silver medal but at the 2018 ISSF World Cup held in Mexico, she returned with two gold medals. She won the women’s 10m air pistol and in the 10m Air Pistol mixed team events.The girl from Jhajjar, Haryana followed that up with a gold medal at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in April.(With inputs from PTI)last_img read more

DC vs SRH, IPL 2019: Bairstow, Bhuvneshwar and Nabi smash Delhi Capitals

first_imgJonny Bairstow blasted a 28-ball 48 to set up a five-wicket win for Sunrisers Hyderabad after Mohammad Nabi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Siddarth Kaul restricted Delhi Capitals to 129 for 8 off 20 overs at the Feroz Shah Kotla in the 16th match of the 2019 Indian Premier League. | DC vs SRH – Highlights |Bairstow smashed 9 fours and 1 six on a sluggish pitch as SRH stormed to their third win in four matches this season and moved to the top of the points table. Bairstow fell to Rahul Tewatia for 48 and David Warner, who blasted his 4th IPL hundred against Royal Challengers Bangalore last weekend fell to Kagiso Rabada for 10 soon after.But SRH were so far ahead of the game by the time their openers departed that Delhi Capitals had no way of staging any kind of fightback.It all started earlier in the evening after Sunrisers Hyderabad won the toss and asked Delhi Capitals to bat. Prithvi Shaw. Shikhar Dhawan and Rishabh Pant were back in the dug-out inside the first 10 overs. Tewatia and Colin Ingram flopped and left skipper Shreyas Iyer with Chris Morris to wage a battle for Delhi.That’s that from Delhi as the @SunRisers win by 5 wickets #VIVOIPL pic.twitter.com/pNKcVxwZkvIndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 4, 2019Axar Patel smashed a quickfire unbeaten 23 lower down the order but that was never going to be enough against a strong SRH batting line-up.This has been a terrific run for 2018 IPL runners-up Sunrisers Hyderabad after their defeat to Kolkata Knight Riders in their tournament opener before winning against Rajasthan Royals, RCB and Delhi Capitals.advertisementDelhi Capitals have now lost three out of their five matches.Also Read | IPL 2019: Royal Challengers Bangalore under the pump, concedes Parthiv Patel Also Read | R Ashwin on return to Chepauk: Playing in front of Chennai crowd always specialAlso See:last_img read more