Gatlin gatecrashes Bolt’s 100m farewell party

first_imgVilma Santos, Luis Manzano warn public of fake account posing as her MOST READ “I tuned it out (the boos) through the rounds and stayed the course,” said Gatlin.“I did what I had to do. The people who love me are here cheering for me and cheering at home.“It is Bolt’s last race. I have had many victories and many defeats down the years. It is an amazing occasion. We are rivals on the track but in the warm-down area we joke and have a good time.”The jeering did indeed continue unabated after it became clear Gatlin, a sprinter whose past divides track and field, had gatecrashed Bolt’s party.Gatlin initially put his finger to his pursed lips as if to hush the crowd, before dropping to his knees to bow down to Bolt.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Left to right, first placer US athlete Justin Gatlin, second placer US athlete Christian Coleman and third placer Jamaica’s Usain Bolt compete in the final of the men’s 100m athletics event at the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium in London on August 5, 2017.  AFPLONDON, United Kingdom — American veteran Justin Gatlin was booed after he stunned Usain Bolt to win the 100m world title in London on Saturday and rain on the Jamaican’s farewell race in the blue riband event.Gatlin, who has served two doping bans and won silvers behind Bolt at the last two world championships, clocked 9.92 seconds, with teammate Christian Coleman winning silver in 9.94sec.ADVERTISEMENT Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Creamline sits star, takes Game 1 anyway Albay to send off disaster response team to Batangas LATEST STORIES 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano 2 nabbed in Bicol drug stings Teen gunned down in Masbate End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Stripped to a vest and tight shorts in the black, green and yellow of Jamaica, chants of “Usain Bolt” rang around in a surprisingly tense atmosphere.Gatlin, on the other hand, was emotionless as loud jeers welcomed him.Starting in lane four, Bolt was incredibly slow to react out of the blocks, the 100 and 200m world record holder behind Coleman in the lane outside from the off.The crowd, on their feet, roared, and so Bolt responded as he has so many times before.After 50 meters, he moved into his famed “drive phase”, head coming slowly up as part of the process that unleashes the full power from his long legs. But it was not quite enough.Teeth gritted and eyes glued on the big screen of the Trevor Brooking Stand, Bolt streaked through the finish line but any fairytale individual finish to a startling career was dashed by Gatlin and young pretender Coleman.For the IAAF, could there have been a worse outcome?Russia remains banned from international competition over doping and now their prized athlete, destined for some kind of future ambassadorial role within the body, bows out beaten by a two-time, largely unrepentant drugs cheat. CBB Bolt suffered a dreadful start and could only claim bronze in 9.95sec.“I’m sorry I couldn’t end it on a winning note, but I want to thank you for your support,” said Bolt, who embraced Gatlin after they streaked through the line with no clear victor immediately apparent.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“It’s been a wonderful experience as always.”Gatlin was afforded the same rough reception as he had in the heats and semi-finals, loud boos and jeering ringing around the same stadium where in 2012 his rivalry with Bolt was presented as ‘good against evil’, given the American’s doping-tainted past. “The first thing he did was congratulate me and say that I didn’t deserve the boos. He is an inspiration,” Gatlin said of Bolt.Coleman added: “It was an historic moment for me to beat Bolt who has taken this sport to another level and who I watched as I grew up. A humbling experience.“I’m delighted for Justin as we have bonded and become close. I was impressed by the way he handled the pressure and the crowd.”Gatlin has form as the last man to beat Bolt over 100m — by a hundredth of a second in Rome in 2013 — and at the age of 35, can still produce the goods, something he has in the past ironically credited with his four years of forced exile from the track.The evening was all supposed to be about the 30-year-old Bolt claiming a remarkable 12th world gold to add to his eight Olympic golds in what has been a glittering career.And what a gaping hole his absence will leave, no matter how brave a face track and field’s governing body the IAAF try to put on it.Of his 19 global golds, 13 have come in individual events and allied with a charismatic personality, it has guaranteed Bolt recognition as one of the world’s most successful sportsmen.Kingston in Stratford“It feels like most of Kingston is in Stratford tonight,” the stadium announcer said of the welcome afforded Bolt in the eastern London stadium now home to West Ham United in the English Premier League.In temperatures of 19 degrees Celsius (68F), Bolt the showman demonstrated exactly what athletics will miss when he bows out.The sell-out 60,000 crowd roared as he entered the stadium to do his final warm-up on the track.last_img read more

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Nasri joins ex City teammate Kompany at Anderlecht

first_img0Shares0000Nasri played against Kompany during his brief stint at West Ham last season © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFBRUSSELS, Belgium, Jul 5 – French midfielder Samir Nasri will join up with former Manchester City teammate Vincent Kompany after signing for Anderlecht, the Belgian side announced on Friday.The 32-year-old, who was a free agent after his contract with West Ham expired last week, has signed a one-year deal with the option of a second season. “I received a range of beautiful offers but finally with a great deal of conviction, I have chosen Anderlecht,” said Nasri in a statement on the club website.“I really want to help Vincent and the club realise their plans.”Nasri, who played 41 times for France between 2007 and 2013, is the first big-name signing for Kompany who ended his 10-year stay at Manchester City at the end of last season to take his first step into management.He spent six seasons alongside Kompany at City, winning two Premier League titles and the League Cup.Nasri also played for Marseille, Arsenal, Sevilla and Antalyaspor but only managed six games for West Ham last season as he struggled after an 18-month ban for doping.0Shares0000(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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UNIQUE PROJECT TO GIVE OLDER PEOPLE A VOICE LAUNCHED ACROSS DONEGAL

first_imgA pioneering project, which aims to give older people in Donegal a greater voice, has been launched.The Hearing Other People Experiences (HOPE) Project, was officially launched at the Balor Arts Centre in Ballybofey by Dinny McGinley TD, Minister of State, Department of Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht.Devised and promoted by The Voice of Older People, Donegal, the HOPE project is about strengthening and consolidating the disparate and fragmented voices of older people from all traditions throughout Donegal. The project, which is mostly funded by the International Fund for Ireland, aims to empower the older people (60+) of Donegal.It plans to identify the issues which have impacted upon and affected their quality of life as a result of the legacy of conflict and to support them in identifying, developing and implementing appropriate responses that break the culture of sectarianism.The International Fund for Ireland is contributing €165,300 towards the two year HOPE project as part of its Community Based Economic and Social Regeneration Programme.Through the use of creative engagement, the project will deliver four distinct programme elements for older people from all traditions throughout Donegal, including cross-community workshops; a training course in cross-community history and genealogy; a story sharing programme and involvement in the publishing of the ‘Joint Pan –Celtic HOPE Publication’. Speaking at the official launch event of the HOPE project, Dinny McGinley TD, Minister of State at the Department of Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht said: “I am delighted to be here today to launch the HOPE project.“This project, will bring together people from all parts of the community providing an invaluable record of the personal and very real experiences of older people and how their lives unfolded while living in this region. I’m confident that this project will leave a worthy legacy for the future.”Speaking on behalf of the International Fund for Ireland, Paddy Harte, Senior Development Officer with the IFI said: “I would like to commend the Voice of Older People group for their hard work and commitment to work together. The IFI is delighted to support this important cross-community project.“Over the next two years, many individuals will engage with this project, and I am sure it will have a huge impact in our communities. Those participants will take what they have learned and bring it back, to their families and to the wider community. It will leave a lasting legacy for reconciliation across County Donegal.”Mr Harte also expressed a collective thanks to the international donors who have supported the work of the International Fund for Ireland for almost twenty-five years: namely, the United States of America, the European Union, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Speaking on behalf of The Voice of Older People, Donegal, John McGlinchey, Chairperson of the group said: “I acknowledge the tremendous support that the International Fund for Ireland has afforded the Voice of Older People, Donegal.“This support has enabled the HOPE project to develop from an idea to a concrete tangible reality. The project will provide a solid platform from which the voices of older people from all traditions throughout the County can and will be articulated.”The official launch event was held at the Balor Arts Centre, Ballybofey and was attended by over 50 guests, including a wide range of local representatives, community groups and voluntary organisations representing traditions throughout the region. ends UNIQUE PROJECT TO GIVE OLDER PEOPLE A VOICE LAUNCHED ACROSS DONEGAL was last modified: June 20th, 2011 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:IFIlast_img read more

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Memes swamp social media after Duke star cager’s sneaker blowout

first_imgUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Nike headquarters tonight pic.twitter.com/FgRtvr0JTa— TooTallVol24 (@thecollinsay) February 21, 2019 WATCH: Thirdy Ravena soars high for massive block in Gilas win Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Robredo to gov’t, after accepting anti drug post: Are you ready for me? PLAY LIST 01:29Robredo to gov’t, after accepting anti drug post: Are you ready for me?03:06‘Pamana’: Mausoleum caretaker cherishes humble work for family04:11Robredo accepts Duterte’s drug czar post appointment02:42PH 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 Less than a minute into the game, Williamson’s shoe, a Nike PG 2.5, got torn apart, resulting in what Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski called a “mild knee sprain” in a report by ESPN.com.Zion’s shoe: destroyed 😳 pic.twitter.com/LqQ2te0JayFEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) February 21, 2019 Current mood at Adidas and Under Armour Headquarters … #nike pic.twitter.com/W2kMnUBcVn— sean frank (@Seanfrankey) February 21, 2019 SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes — Zion’s Sneaker (@ZionSneaker) February 21, 2019Another parody account for Williamson’s shoe tweeted, “How should this legally work? Do I sue Zion for tearing me apart? Do I sue Nike for making me so poorly? Does Zion sue me for hurting him? Do the fans sue me for wasting their ticket money?”How should this legally work?• Do I sue Zion for tearing me apart?• Do I sue Nike for making me so poorly?• Does Zion sue me for hurting him? • Do the fans sue me for wasting their ticket money?— Zion’s Shoe (@ZionWShoes) February 21, 2019 Nike after Zion broke through his sneakers mid game pic.twitter.com/uZrLlZF9so— Jahan (@H00PINATI) February 21, 2019Meanwhile, Nike already released a statement wishing Williamson, a projected top overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, a speedy recovery.“We are obviously concerned and want to wish Zion a speedy recovery. The quality and performance of our products are of utmost importance. While this is an isolated occurrence, we are working to identify the issue,” the sports giant said.  / gsgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrantscenter_img MOST READ Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Williamson did not return to the game which ended with top-ranked  Duke losing to North Carolina, 72-88.This prompted an outcry in social media with netizens and some personalities expressing dismay,  while others turned the situation around with comic memes.Someone apparently made a Twitter account for Williamson’s shoe with handle @ZionSneaker.“Guys, I’m really sorry. I let us all down, including my main man Zion Williamson,” a tweet attached with the shoe’s photo read.Guys, I’m really sorry. I let us all down, including my main man Zion Williamson. pic.twitter.com/Coz2xk6Wu3ADVERTISEMENT MANILA, Philippines — Memes have stormed social media after Duke University star cager Zion Williamson’s shoe got ripped off during a highly anticipated match against the University of North Carolina (UNC) on Wednesday (Thursday in the Philippines).READ: Duke star Zion Williamson injures knee after Nike shoe blows out ADVERTISEMENT Others used GIFs to insert comedy on the incident:Me returning my Nikes tomorrow after seeing Zion’s shoe explode. pic.twitter.com/EnNqjV32Ks— Juan Calderon (@juancalderon) February 21, 2019 LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Threat to leak photos of actress Emma Watson exposed as a hoax

first_imgAn online threat to release nude photos of British actress Emma Watson after she launched a gender equality campaign at the United Nations was revealed on Wednesday to be a hoax – and probably by a hoax group.Until late Tuesday night, the EmmaYouAreNext.com website, which appeared earlier on online message board 4chan, showed a countdown clock and a threat to release illegally obtained photos of the Harry Potter actress.Earlier this month personal photos of actress Jennifer Lawrence and Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Kate Upton were posted on the image-sharing forum 4Chan.But the threat emerged to be a hoax, with the EmmaYouAreNext website redirecting to the web page of Rantic (www.rantic.com), an online domain that claims to be a social media marketing enterprise, that featured the message #shutdown4chan.”Join us as we shutdown 4chan and prevent more private pictures from being leaked,” said a statement on the sparce Rantic website, adding the company had been hired by celebrity publicists to bring this issue to attention.However, Rantic itself could be a hoax, according to various media reports. No media outlets were able to track down the company directly and emails sent by the Thomson Reuters Foundation bounced back.The incident happened after Watson, a United Nations Women’s Goodwill Ambassador, gave a speech in New York on Saturday amid a blaze of publicity, urging men to join the fight for gender equality and end violence and discrimination against women.Her speech marked the launch of “HeForShe” campaign that aims to mobilise 1 billion men and boys over the course of 12 months to support gender equality. By late Wednesday the number signed up to pledge to fight for equality had reached 100,000.advertisementlast_img read more

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Cabinet to Receive Submission for Joint Venture Agreement to Establish Morant Bay Urban Centre

first_imgChairman of the Factories Corporation of Jamaica (FCJ), Lyttleton Shirley says Cabinet is to receive shortly a submission for the Joint Venture Agreement to establish the Morant Bay Urban Centre in St. Thomas.He made the disclosure at a function held at the Morant Villas, in Morant Bay, St. Thomas on June 7.Mr. Shirley informed that the documents are now with the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, before being placed before the Cabinet.“When that takes pace, it will trigger off all the things that will make this development break ground and in the next two years, see the transformation of Morant Bay,” he said.The Chairman noted that Urban Centre will facilitate entities and amenities providing improved delivery of key public and private sector services.Over 365,000 square feet of space will be available for amusement, a university, skills training, banking, food services, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), and other businesses.“We will be having at least four fast food companies and one prominent BPO operator wants up to 70,000 square feet of building (space). They envisioned that it will fit well into their development plan, for not only entry level BPO services, but all the other services that the [industry] demands,” he outlined.The proposed $4 billion Morant Bay Urban Centre will be developed just outside the existing town on the 25-acre property where the old Goodyear factory is located.last_img read more

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