Last year, it seemed certain that mercurial Javauney James of Saint Elizabeth Technical High School would make a run at the Class Two 800 metres record during the course of the ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships. That mark – 1 minute 52.27 by Aldwyn Sappleton – had stood since 1997 and James, the reigning champion, seemed to have prepared well. The evidence appeared at the Gibson-McCook Relays when he ran a 4×800 anchor leg in 1.51.5. The record attempt fizzled when James added the 400 metres to his championships programme. He defended his 1500m title on Champs Friday and was a good fourth in the 400m the following day. When challenged by Leon Clarke of St Jago High School two hours later in the 800m final, he had no energy to resist and had to settle for the silver medal. While he concentrated mostly on the 400 metres hurdles after that, Clarke, the tall St Jago boy, reached the finals of the 800m at both the World Youth Championships and the Commonwealth Youth Games. On the way, he lowered his personal best from 1.51.33 at the National Senior Championships to 1.50.70 at the World Youth event and finally to 1.50.49 at the Commonwealth Youth Games. Both have decent speed. James covered 400 metres in 48.33 seconds at Champs last year. Clarke’s fastest time in the one-lap event is 48.70 seconds. James, whose 800m win streak dated back to his days in Class Three, will want to regain the ascendancy. If he and the long-legged Clarke, now in Class One, are both fresh, they may stretch defending champion Paul Tate, also of Saint Elizabeth Technical, with the ensuing battle drawing them close to the 1.50 barrier, with three other 2015 finalists -Shemar Walker of Jamaica College, Shevon Parkes of Bellefield, who is the 2015 1500m champion, and Rojay Granston of Holmwood all in the medal picture. LOFTY THRESHOLD No one has breached that lofty threshold at Champs since 1990 when Clevon Clair of Jamaica College and Mike Williams of St Jago clocked 1.49.51 and 1.49.96, respectively. James’ teammate Shemar Salmon ran a 1.52 flat 4×800 relay split last week at the Central Hurdles and Relays. He ran three individual events, the 800m, 1500m and 5000m in Class Two last year, possibly in pursuit of valuable Championship points. The gambit failed as the lad ended in a non-scoring ninth place in the 1500m final, after being tipped to medal in an event where he had beaten James earlier in the season. He was third in the 800m and second in the 5000m. Girls often do the 800m-1500m-3000m triple, but the 800m-1500m-5000m combo is rare. While the girls’ 3000m has been contested as a straight final for many years, the boys’ 5000m always has a preliminary round race. That makes for a particularly tough Champs Thursday with the first round of the 1500m at 9:35 a.m. on the 2015 schedule, the 800m semis at 4:30 p.m., and the 5000m preliminaries at 5:20 p.m. – Hubert Lawrence has attended Champs since 1980.
Related Items:court, dominicans, fine, poachers Dominican Officials agree to stop sex trafficking, poachers Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Police get wanted man; Magistrate Court back open Laundry detergent thief goes to court, Alleged Ganja dealer arrested Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 29 Jul 2015 – The TCI Prosecutor hopes the Dominicans captured stealing marine product from our waters will find the money to pay their fines and go home. Public Prosecutor Clement Joseph said it is far more costly to TCIG to keep these men in remand for six months; a bill he estimates at $5,000 per day for the 28 men now convicted of poaching. Over the six months, this is a $900,000 cost to house the poachers in the TCI. Magistrate Clifton Warner heard a whale of a tale yesterday from the 28 poachers who say they thought they were in Puerto Plata in the DR. The men, who had been staying at the detention center since the raid last Thursday said their captain lied to them. That captain eluded capture last week; left the 28 men, 14 boats outfitted with 14 Yamaha engines, spear guns, air compressors, hoses and other equipment outlawed in the TCI to face officers on their own. One by one, in court the 28 repeated their sorry tale. Telling Warner they were “betrayed.” The men, in the end plead guilty to all eight charges and were fined $5,400 each; a total of $151,200 in fines. The Magistrate had given them until 4pm to pay those fines. Minister responsible, Porsha Smith called the arrest, “…a proud moment as …these civil servants have shown courage and bravery and deserve our recognition and gratitude.” Smith in the statement issued Tuesday added that, “It is important that all potential violators understand that we will not stand by, while our waters and natural environment be abused. Anyone that insists on malicious efforts similar in kind to these will be caught and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.” At last check the Dominicans captured in this pilferage were actively trying to raise the money to pay the fine.
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BNP Chairperson Khaleda ZiaBNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia left her Gulshan residence to appear in the make-shift court in Old Dhaka’s Bakshibazar that is set to deliver its verdict in a graft case against her today.According to UNB, Khaleda Zia started around 11:45am from Gulshan as the city witnessed massive presence of law enforcement.The court on 25 January fixed 8 February (Thursday) to hand down the judgement in the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case that implicated Khaleda Zia, and five others on Thursday.The Anti-Corruption Commission filed the Zia Orphanage Trust graft case on 3 July 2008 with Ramna police station accusing Khaleda, her eldest son Tarique Rahman, now living in the UK, and four others of misappropriating over 2.10 crore that came as grants from a foreign bank for orphans.Four other accused are former BNP MP Salimul Haq Kamal and businessman Sharfuddin Ahmed, former principal secretary Kamal Uddin Siddique and Mominur Rahman, nephew of late President Ziaur Rahman.Kamal Uddin Siddique and Mominur Rahman have long been absconding.
Register Now » Mobile device-toting shoppers increasingly rely on their smartphones and tablets to sniff out deals, compare prices, check stock and find stores. So much so that four out of five mobile-carrying customers will rely on their devices to shop smarter this holiday season, according to a recent survey by tech giant Google.We spoke with Jason Spero, Google’s head of mobile sales and strategy, about how business owners can optimize their websites or apps to attract mobile-savvy shoppers during the holidays. Here are four tips he shared:1. Add value to the in-store shopping experience.Make sure your mobile app or site offers consumers a shopping list and other helpful features. Target’s mobile app, for example, allows users to create shopping and wish lists on-the-go. To add items to their lists or gift registries and to check prices, they simply use their smartphone or tablet camera to scan barcodes and QR (quick response) codes.If a particular item is out of stock, you can offer mobile shoppers a QR code on the empty shelf that takes them directly to your e-commerce site to purchase that product and save the sale, Spero says. “Consumers want to use the power of connectivity and the power of the internet when they are inside your store. The ability to have a mobile shopping companion in your hand while you shop is proving immensely valuable.”Another way to enhance shoppers’ in-store experience is to offer QR codes that expand on basic product details. Best Buy, for instance, has added QR codes to each of its in-store item “fact tags” that shoppers can scan to watch product videos and compare customer ratings, key product features and technical specifications.Related: 5 Tools for Building a Holiday Shopping App2. Attract bargain hunters. Mobile devices make it fast and easy to find seasonal deals. So, offer shoppers coupons, e-gift cards, discounts and QR codes that can be scanned and redeemed directly from smartphones and tablets at checkout. Take Walgreens for example. The drugstore chain provides QR code mobile coupons for use in stores, and its mobile app also allows loyal customers to earn, track and redeem Walgreens Balance Rewards points as they shop.Display all daily or weekly discounts and deals within your mobile app. Target’s and Walmart’s apps show off their local weekly in-store ads based on users’ GPS location. Text alerts about promotions also can help reel in mobile app users, but don’t overdo it and alienate customers. For instance, Macy’s sends out a maximum of three special deal text alerts a week. Any more than that could be a nuisance and risk alienating consumers.”Just being aware that price and offer-conscious consumers will walk out of the store they’re in and walk into your store based on finding your deal or sale item on their mobile device is to understand the power of mobile connectivity,” Spero says.Related: Google’s 3 Essentials for Mobile-Friendly Websites3. Be fast and informative.Make sure your mobile site or app is fast loading and informative, Spero advises. “Think of the questions shoppers are asking themselves and design your mobile site to answer them.” For example, prominently display your address and phone number, hours of service, product information and reviews, plus details on how to purchase an item online or in stores.Also, be sure to list a “click-to-call” phone number front and center on your mobile site or app so consumers can instantly engage with your business, Spero says. And it’s important to display your store hours prominently if they are being extended during the holiday shopping period.4. Make it easy to locate the store and specific merchandise. Finding a nearby store easily matters to consumers, so offer a basic store locator function on your website or app and include links to maps and directions. “Also, design your mobile presence to help consumers quickly find out if an item is in stock or not” at different nearby locations, Spero says.For example, Home Depot’s mobile app enables shoppers to find products to be shipped or picked up at a certain store and lets them share products via email and on Facebook and Twitter — all the better to spread the word about their own holiday wish lists.Related: 5 Mobile Marketing Questions Every Business Owner Needs Answered Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global November 8, 2012 4 min read
Share Tags: Miami, Norwegian Cruise Line Posted by As a result of the continued relationship with the cruise company, Miami-Dade County will invest US$100 million to build the new terminal dedicated to Norwegian Cruise Line, with Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. augmenting the county’s allocated funds with its own contribution.“Investing in PortMiami’s infrastructure positions Miami as a global destination for visitors,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. “The construction of a new cruise terminal with the capacity to berth an additional 5,000-passenger cruise ship represents thousands of jobs and increased opportunities for our community. We are grateful for Norwegian Cruise Line’s continued partnership.”More news: Universal enhances popular Harry Potter vacation package with new perks << Previous PostNext Post >> Monday, March 12, 2018 Upon completion, the multi-level, 166,500 square-foot terminal will boast indoor and outdoor waiting areas, a dedicated lounge and service area for large groups and charters, a new parking garage, and a valet parking area with direct access to the terminal and lounge. It will be able to accommodate ships of up to 5,000 passengers, and feature new technology to support faster embarkation and disembarkation processes, as well as expedited security screening and luggage check-in.More news: GLP Worldwide introduces first-ever Wellness programs“Norwegian has been sailing from Miami for over 50 years, longer than any other cruise line, and we are honoured to be partnering with PortMiami and Miami-Dade County to construct an iconic terminal that will contribute to Miami’s world famous skyline and strengthen its position as the Cruise Capital of the World,” said Frank Del Rio, president and chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., which operates the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands. Travelweek Group MIAMI — The first images of Norwegian Cruise Line’s brand new terminal at PortMiami have just been released, depicting a facility that’s ultra-modern, sleek and spacious.Pending the final approval by the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners, the project will commence in May 2018. It is scheduled for completion by fall 2019, just in time for Norwegian Encore – the newest ship of the Breakaway Plus class – to make its debut in Miami with seasonal cruises to the Caribbean. Here’s your first look at Norwegian’s new terminal at PortMiami, coming in 2019