‘Never celebrate early’: Cyclist in the lead loses after doing victory fist pump

first_imgLATEST STORIES Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists Lucy Kennedy is shocked as Marianne Vos overtakes her in the 2019 Giro Rosa. Image: Twitter/@lucyjkennAustralian cyclist Lucy Kennedy realized she cannot celebrate an early lead when Dutch cyclist Marianne Vos overtook her spot for first place in Italy on Sunday, July 7.Kennedy was pumping her fist in victory in the third stage of the 2019 Giro Rosa, an annual elite women’s cycling race, when Vos caught up in the last few meters of the track. As Vos left Kennedy behind, her jaw dropped in shock. ADVERTISEMENT View comments — Lucy Kennedy (@lucyjkenn) July 7, 2019“Lesson most definitely learnt: always sprint beyond the line and never celebrate early. It hurts to come so close to my first #WWT win at #girorosa today,” Kennedy said. “But I can be very happy with my form and how @MitcheltonSCOTT executed our plan perfectly (until 3m to go [facepalm emoji]).”According to Vos, she also cannot believe the turn of events, as stated on her Instagram account on the same day. Benefits of township living Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: Let him enjoy retirement A clip of Vos overtaking Kennedy with slow-motion replays was posted on the Global Cycling Network’s official Instagram account on Monday, July 8. Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite PLAY LIST 02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?center_img LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station MOST READ Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Despite Kennedy’s defeat, she secured second place and her first podium finish in the competition. Kennedy opened up about her loss and what she learned from the Giro Rosa in her official Twitter account on Monday.Lesson most definitely learnt: always sprint beyond the line and never celebrate early. It hurts to come so close to my first #WWT win at #girorosa today, but I can be very happy with my form and how @MitcheltonSCOTT executed our plan perfectly (until 3m to go 🤦🏼‍♀️) pic.twitter.com/xDyFZ7rM4GADVERTISEMENT ‘Marawi hero’ is new commander of Army’s 1st Infantry Division The Giro Rosa is an annual nine or ten-day event that takes place in Italy. It is one of the events included in the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) Women’s World Tour. NVGRELATED STORIES:Ride on time: Recycled bikes get Myanmar kids to schoolNaked cyclists on a roll for healthy transport in Mexico CityRunner wins marathon after competitors ahead take wrong turnSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “When you can’t really believe what just happened in the last couple of meters… Second stage win @girorosaiccrea in another tricky uphill finish,” Vos said. “Felt happy, but sorry for Lucy Kennedy at the same time passing her on the line.”last_img read more

LCP, Partners Sign Communiqué

first_imgThe national peace festival scheduled to take place next Monday, October 24, has gained a major boost with the Liberia Crusaders for Peace (LCP) and partners signing a major communiqué soliciting the support of everyone in maintaining the nation’s peace.Those who signed the peace document, in addition to LCP, were Women in Peace-building Network (WIPNET), the Press Union of Liberia (PUL), the Muslim Union, Women on the Move, Liberia Marketing Association (LMA), and University of Liberia Students Union (ULSU).LCP Executive Director, Julie Endee, who read the communiqué, said the two-day peace forum (October 18-19) is aimed to build consensus in sustaining peace now and after the 2017 presidential and legislative elections.‘’As we have concluded and affixed our signatures to this document, clothed with legal implications and social independence, we now resolve to sustain the peace. We will not relent to hold politicians including stakeholders accountable for any acts contrary to peace in our country,’’ Madam Endee said.She said delegates from various organizations in partnership with LCP emphasized the importance of peace in Liberia.On behalf of the Peace Building Office at Ministry of Internal Affairs earlier on Tuesday, Madam Massa Fofana expressed gratitude on behalf of her office staff to the leadership of the LCP and all the partners that provided the requisite education to the public on peace.‘’When you have peace, you work freely, move around freely and achieve lots more than when there is war or some other forms of unrest,’’ Madam Fofana said.She called on the youth to be good listeners and remain patient to deal with issues as they arise.On the other hand, she called on the adults to help the young people to learn rather than always calling them names that do not mean good for not only the youth, but society as well.She pledged MIA’s full support to the grand peace festival expected to take place on Monday.For her part, WIPNET head Mrs. Cecelia T. Danuwalie said peace cannot be sustained unless it comes from the heart of an individual.She called on everyone to free his or her mind from prejudices and perceptions that would block positive thinking.Joe Wallay, former spokesperson of the disbanded rebel faction, Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy (LURD), pledged to promote peace in the country for the rest of his life. He called on other former warlords to join the campaign against violence.The two day peace forum’s communiqué last weekend engaged the National Elections Commission (NEC) to sign the document and commit to the conduct of free, fair, credible, transparent, and peaceful elections.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

No arrests in auto shop robbery

first_imgAn arrest is yet to be made into the robbery of the Rich Thriving Auto Repair and Servicing Company, located at Industrial Site Ruimveldt, Georgetown.On Wednesday last, eight armed bandits loaded in two cars, a white Toyota and a silver Allion, stormed the Ruimveldt business.Since the incident, the company’s owner has indicated that improvements will be made to heighten security at the entity.According to the business owner, he was told by the investigating Officer that no progress has been made since the robbery.However, he told Guyana Times that to make the facility safer for customers, management has taken measures to improve security services.Employees of the facility along with customers were all attacked and beaten about their bodies during the robbery after which several of their belongings including two guns; seven cellphones and over 0,000 in cash were taken by the bandits.The bandits were all armed and fully clad in black hoodies, long sleeve jerseys and tope headwear, as such, they are unidentifiable.One of the injured employees of Rich Thriving Auto RepairsAfter the daring attack, the men bolted in the awaiting cars which bore “straight plates” as if they came from an auto sales dealer and made good their escape.When Guyana Times arrived on the scene of the crime, it was noted that at least nine persons were badly beaten and injured.According to one victim, the bandits beat the employees and a customer over their heads with guns while demanding that they hand over their valuables.One employee relayed “they had jersey to cover their nose but they’re eyes and head were showing. I doing me work and see the two cars pull up and I see this thing long in he bag.The injured customerThey [were] just arguing with one another and one said, we got to get something before we leff here,” the young man added.The Police were called and reported promptly to the scene of the crime.The business currently employs eight workers; five Chinese and three Guyanese. Investigation into the incident is continuing.last_img read more

UG launches Social Work Masters programme

first_imgThe Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Guyana (UG) — in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Protection (MSP), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and York University (YU) — has launched a Master’s in Social Work programme at the Turkeyen Campus in Demerara.Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Social Protection, Mohan Ramrattan, delivering the feature addressLaunched on Wednesday, August 16, the master’s programme will enable 26 social work graduates to further their studies and obtain a second-cycle master’s degree representing a high-order overview of a specific field of study.The Ministry of Social Protection will sponsor eight of the 26 students participating in the one-year programme.“The importance of Social Work cannot be underestimated,” remarked Mohan Ramrattan, Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Social Protection. “It operates as the boundary interface between people and their social, cultural and physical environment, and is part of the template that moulds right from wrong and protects our people through institutive, administrative and other measures.”According to the Department of Public Information, Ramrattan explained that support for the programme would create a larger social worker populace, and by extension “guarantee the prevention of social dysfunction and the protection of our vulnerable and groups at risk.”Barbara Heron, the Coordinator from York University, giving her remarksThis is in keeping with the MSP’s mandate “to contribute to economic and social development by maintaining a stable industrial relations climate, formulating policies, and providing integrated employment, training, social and welfare services”.Vice Chancellor and Principal of the University of Guyana, Professor Ivelaw Griffith, quoted the poet Rabindranauth Tagore in declaring, “You cannot cross any sea simply by standing and staring at the water”. He did this as a reminder to the students and groups involved that, although the journey may be long, they should not surrender, for they are fighting for a greater cause.He also reminded the Social Workers to always be respectful, and pursue excellence.Monica Miller, Head of the Sociology Department, recalled that the journey to having such a programme began some four years ago. “This is only the beginning. We will strive to have a PhD programme,” she posited.Barbara Heron, coordinator from York University, noted that the level of organisation and support from all parties involved was overwhelming. Heron and six other professors will be lecturing in the Master’s programme over the coming months.Deputy Representative of UNICEF, Paolo Marchi, congratulated the University on this milestone, and urged the students of the programme to be committed. He also commended them for their desire to want to develop Guyana.Last year, the Ministry of Social Protection hosted a conference for social work administrators, practitioners and educators to explore thematic issues within the realm of their professional practice, and facilitated the exchange of ideas among them.Resulting from that conference, there is now a working draft of the Guyana National Standard for Social Work, a document containing research material and a list of registered social work professionals.Ramrattan reiterated that the Ministry of Social Protection remains committed to collaborating with organisations in support of social work, and to working in every area that falls under its purview for the development of Guyana.last_img read more

Charania, Ngige lead Safari Golf Tour standing

first_img0Shares0000Windsor’s Riz Charania at the Royal Nairobi Golf Club leg of the Safari Tour Golf Series.-1. Photo/COURTESYNAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 17 – Windsor’s Rizwan Charania and Thika Golf Club’s Simon Ngige are joint leaders on the Road to the 2020 Magical Kenya Open ranking with 166.6 points each after three Safari Tour legs.With last season’s overall winner of the Safari Tour, Greg Snow, not playing at the Royal Nairobi leg due to engagements outside the country, both Charania and Ngige climbed one and two places respectively to the ranking summit ahead of the fourth leg which tees off in a fortnight in Entebbe, Uganda. Ngige finished tied in third, alongside Mohit Mediratta, at the just-concluded Royal Nairobi Golf Club leg of the 2019-2020 Safari Tour Golf series leg to garner a total of 44 points; while Charania finished tied in fifth, alongside Dismas Indiza and Njuguna Ngugi, amassing 37.6 points.Royal Nairobi Golf Club’s Erick Ooko, who fell short of clinching his maiden Safari Tour victory to Golf Park’s Tony Imuli, garnered 48 points to see him climb one place on the ranking to settle in third with a total of 158.5 points.Johnnie-Walker-sponsored Dismas Indiza, who was the highest ranked Kenyan at the Uganda Open last month amassing maximum Safari Tour points, is currently ranked fourth with a total of 142.6 points. He finds himself one place ahead of fellow Johnnie-Walker-sponsored golfer, Greg Snow, who is in fifth with 135 points.Sigona’s Mohit Mediratta, who has had a decent outing so far in the Tour, is sixth with a total of 129 points having garnered 44 points from the Royal Nairobi leg of the Tour.Nyali’s Njuguna Ngugi is ranked seventh, just 4.6 points behind Mohit.  Meanwhile, winner of the Royal Nairobi leg of the Safari Tour jumped 12 places on the ranking to settle for 13th place with a total of 64 points.The Safari Tour Golf Series is used to prepare players for the Kenya open Golf Championship; with its ranking determining the local and regional pros who play at the Magical Kenya Open Golf Championship.Safari Tour Calendar 2019/20 Event 1 Nyali Golf and Country Club 24th – 28th August 2019 (DONE)Event 2 Uganda Open (Lake Victoria Serena) 10th – 14th September 2019 (DONE)Event 3 Royal Nairobi Golf Club 12th – 16th October 2019 (DONE)Event 4 Entebbe Open (Entebbe Golf Club) 30th Oct – 2nd Nov 2019Event 5 Great Rift Valley Golf Club 23rd – 27th November 2019Event 6 Muthaiga Golf Club 14th – 18th December 2019Event 7 Thika Greens 4th – 8th January 2020Event 8 Sigona Golf Club 25th – 29th January 2020Event 9 Kitante Open (Uganda Golf Club) 12th – 15th February 2020Event 10 Karen Country Club 22nd -26th February 2020Event 11 Tanzania Open (Kiligolf) TBC0Shares0000(Visited 21 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Rampant Mexico send Croatia home

first_imgThey will play Netherlands in the next round.Mexico needed just a point to assure their progression and midfielder Hector Herrera was desperately unlucky to see 25-yard strike cannon back off the crossbar on the quarter-hour.Mexico also had a penalty appeal for a handball against Darijo Srna turned down in the second half. But Croatia were eventually undone as Marquez rose highest to head home a corner from Herrera.Mexico doubled their lead on 75 minutes as Guardado steered home after he was picked out in the box by Oribe Peralta.Substitute Hernandez then ghosted in unmarked to nod in a header at the far post as Miguel Herrera’s men picked apart a ravaged Croatia defence at will.Croatia did pull one back through Ivan Perisic three minutes from time while substitute Ante Rebic was sent off in the dying stages for a wild lunge on Carlos Pena.Mexico finished second in Group A with seven points, behind hosts Brazil on goal difference. They will face the Dutch, winners of Group B, for a place in the quarter-finals.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000RECIFE, June 24- Mexico punched their ticket to the last 16 of the World Cup on Monday with a 3-1 win over Group A rivals Croatia in Recife that sent the Europeans out of the competition.Mexico captain Rafael Marquez, appearing at his fourth finals, broke the deadlock after 72 minutes at the Arena Pernambuco before Andres Guardado and Javier Hernandez added further goals to cement a place in the knockout phase.last_img read more

Adebayor returns to Tottenham but striker will not face Newcastle

first_imgEmmanuel Adebayor will not be ready to play in Tottenham’s Capital One Cup quarter-final clash against Newcastle even though he has returned to training with the north London club.The Togo striker was given a week off on compassionate leave and was allowed to travel to Ghana, where he has a home, for personal reasons.Adebayor, 30, has not played for the club since the 2-1 home defeat by Stoke back on November 9.But even though he is now back training with the first-team squad, Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino says he will not be ready to play on Wednesday night.Pochettino said: “He is not available. He started training yesterday (on Monday). After one week away it’s impossible to play tomorrow.“It’s important for the club, important for us and our supporters. It’s a big game and an opportunity to go to a semi-final. Newcastle are a very good team. We need to create a great atmosphere to go to the semi-final.” 1 Emmanuel Adebayor last_img

Coral Daily Download – Worth a punt? Big-spending Stoke 25/1 to WIN League Cup

first_imgDave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Coral’s odds expert tips punters to take a punt on Stoke City, who get their League Cup campaign underway at Luton Town tonight, with the Potters at a very attractive 25/1 to win the competition after a summer of big spending.He also looks at the other sides in action on Tuesday evening, with high-flying Championship side Ipswich 5/4 against Doncaster, while struggling Sunderland are 2/1 on to beat Exeter and Portsmouth are 2/1 outsiders to beat Reading at home.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img

Appeal to be heard on dumping company’s license

first_imgThe neighbors asserted that septic-tank waste was mixed in with other waste to camouflage it. The material was pumice stone, used in washing denim, and had been stored on the site by another company, S & S Environmental Processing. Tests of the material determined it was not hazardous waste and did not contain fecal matter, Kelly wrote. Both Smith and Thompson and S&S Environmental have since had the material removed. james.skeen@dailynews (661) 267-5743160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – Lancaster is seeking to revoke the business license of a company embroiled in a controversy with neighbors over material that had been stored on its site. City officials had started an attempt in March to revoke the business license for Smith and Thompson Pumping Company, located on West Avenue L-9 near Division Street. The move was stayed pending an appeal that is scheduled to be heard tonight by the City Council. City officials said the business license was issued in 2002 for a transportation company. They said a transportation company would be allowed in areas zoned as light industrial. When Smith and Thompson applied for a new license in January because of a change in ownership, the description of the business was listed as “pumping and disposing of nonhazardous waste,” which is not permitted in light-industrial areas, said Brian Ludicke, the city’s director of community development. “They are a waste-disposal operation. The zoning does not allow that,” Ludicke said. “The city’s action is in response to the land use.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2In a letter to the city regarding the appeal, an attorney for owner Dorothy Smith said the nature of the business is being misinterpreted. “STPC is not a waste-disposal facility,” attorney Michael Kelly wrote. “It operates for the purpose of transporting nonhazardous, nontoxic waste.” The company’s trucks are unloaded before returning to the site at the end of the day, Kelly wrote. “Smith and Thompson Pumping Co. may on occasion have to leave a tanker in the yard overnight due to unanticipated circumstances, such as early closings of a disposal site or mechanical problems with a tractor, but it does not allow accumulation of solid, liquid, sludge or biosolids in its yard area as much as is reasonably possible,” Kelly wrote. The site has come under review by agencies including the Los Angeles County Health Department and the California Environmental Protection Agency as the result of complaints from residents. Neighbors said in court papers that there have been fumes and dust from waste piles at the property as tall as 8 feet, burning the eyes of those who live nearby and making breathing difficult. last_img read more

Gary Rowett discusses Derby transfer news with celebrity fan Niall Horan

first_imgDerby County boss Gary Rowett says he does not expect to do massive amounts of business in the January transfer window.Speaking to celebrity Rams fan Niall Horan on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Rowett was quick to point out the squad he inherited from Steve McClaren was top-heavy.As a result, the Championship side need to let a few more players go before they can think about letting any new recruits join.He said: “We’ve still got, probably, I would imagine, three or four players that we would allow to leave the building.“And if we can do that with the right sort of deals then maybe we’ll bring another one or two in just to sort of pre-empt some problems and keep that squad depth.”Having already signed Cameron Jerome from Norwich City this month, Rowett has shown he is not afraid to dip into the market at the midway point of the season.However, the former Birmingham City boss was quick to stress the importance of keeping a strong harmony within the squad.“As we all know, Mel [Derby County owner Mel Morris] has been incredibly supportive – we’re in a good position,” he added.“He’s the type of owner that [will say] ‘look, if you need something extra then go and do it’ so it is a possibility but I’m probably more focused on the players we’ve got rather than bringing players in.“January, statistically, is not a massive worker to bring lots of players in because then you have to try and create a new dynamic.”last_img read more