Taplin bounces back in Madrid after Birmingham hiccup

first_imgBralon Taplin Grenada’s rising quarter-miler, Bralon Taplin bounced back from last’s week’s fourth place finish in Birmingham , England to win the 400 meters in Madrid, Spain on Friday at the Meeting Internacional Atletismo Villa de Madrid.Last week Saturday, Taplin was in position to win the US$20,000 bonus by winning the quarter mile run at the culmination of the IAAF World Indoor Tour but ran a poorly executed race and placed fourth. The race and bonus were claimed by the Czech Republic’s Pavel Maslak in 45.89.On Friday, Taplin was in control from start to finish, pulling away at the end to win in 45.19 seconds, the second fastest time in the world this year. Only Fred Kerley’s 45.03 seconds run at Clemson on February 10 is faster.Dominica’s Luguelin Santos was second in 45.80, the fourth fastest time in the world and quicker than Pavlak’s time in Birmingham a week ago.Leemarvin Bonervacia of the Netherlands was third in 46.72.Taplin and Santos were not the only Caribbean medal winners in Madrid, as Jamaica’s Ryan Shields was third in the 60m dash in 6.63s. Cuba’s Yunier Perez won in 6.60 ahead of the Netherland’s Solomon Bockarie.Former Cuban hurdler Orlando Ortego, who now competes for Spain, won the 60-meter hurdles in 7.51 seconds.last_img read more


Low-turnout forces Fort Lauderdale mayoral race into run-off

first_imgFort Lauderdale voters will have to vote again for a new mayor and commissioners. A low turn-out primary election on Tuesday Jan 16, forced the run-off election that is now set for March 13th. Just 14.1 percent, or about 17,000 of the approximately 120,455 registered voters in the city voted for mayor and commissioners in the election. That left Dean Trantalis with the most votes in the mayor’s race but still under the 50 percent mark. He finished with 46 percent ahead of second-place finisher Bruce Roberts with 31 percent.The two candidates will now face-off in March.Plethora of issuesIf elected, Trantalis says he wants to deal with a plethora of issues — homelessness, jobs, flooding, sea level rise and other problems. Fix city’s infrastructureRoberts agree that fixing the city’s infrastructure, including broken sewage pipes that have caused a mess in local canals and sections of the Intracoastal Waterway, which is a major priority. He also said development is an issue he plans to tackle case by case. Two run-off elections for commission seat alsoIn the three City Commission races, only one was decided Tuesday, when Rober Mckenzie won the District 3 seat with 51.83 percent of the votes over his closest challenger Donna Guthrie with 38.06 percent.The District 2 and 4 races will be decided also in run-off elections on March 13th. In District 2, Steven Glassman who received 34.80 percent of the votes goes up against Tim Smith who received 25.18 percent. In District 4 the contenders will be Benjamin “Ben” Sorenson who received 42.14 percent and warren Sturman with 31.14 percent.In the fourth seat, northeast Fort Lauderdale’s District 1, Heather Moraitis, a former Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale president, won when she ran unopposed. The new mayor and commission will be sworn in on March 20th.last_img read more


Bunji Garlin and Shenseea’s premieres video for “Big Bad Soca Remix”

first_imgThe much-anticipated video to the remix of ‘Big Bad Soca,’ by VP Records artist Bunji Garlin and dancehall vixen Shenseea, is finally out.The music video embodies the energy and flavors of the carnival season. Filmed in Trinidad during carnival in February, the colorful and exuberant visuals further catapults the soca anthem, that shows no signs of slowing down. It was directed by Tom Swindell. Commenting on the song, Garlin stated that “soca is more than a genre.”“It’s a lifestyle and I wanted to make an anthem for all to enjoy,” he added.experimenting with soca music, Shenseea noted that “soca music is a very high tempo and energetic genre.”“It is fun and allows oneself to be creative in their own way,” she added. “My carnival experience was too good. I felt free and happy seeing other people enjoying themselves and the music just never stops.”last_img read more


Death toll climbs from Haiti earthquake

first_imgThe death toll has climbed to 15 and more than 300 people injured as Haitian officials on Monday assessed the damage caused by the 5.9 magnitude earthquake, and several related aftershocks that has impacted the country since Saturday, October 6. The Directorate of Civil Protection (DPC) said the “partial assessment of the earthquake is 15 dead” and that most of those killed were in Port-de-Paix, to the north-west  of the capital.It said at 333 people were injured and treated in hospitals in the north west and that more than 7,000 houses have been destroyed or damaged.The 5.9 magnitude earthquake on Saturday night was followed by several aftershocks, with one registering 5.2 and another 4.2The DPC said that the quake caused the damage to the central police station of Port-de-Paix and that Civil Protection teams are at work across assessing the damage. President Jovenel  Moise, accompanied by several ministers including Prime Minister Jean Henry Céant  visited areas devastated by the quake.Caribbean leaders offer condolences St. Lucia governmentMeanwhile, the leaders of countries within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) sent condolences to the government of Haiti following the quake, the strongest to hit the country since the devastating 7.3 earthquake in 2010. St. Lucia’s Prime Minister Allen Chastanet called on his citizens to keep the people of Haiti in “all our thoughts and prayers.“Right now, the fear is that there will be strong aftershocks. These are our brothers and sisters in Haiti who have suffered immensely and are now living in fear and this may create panic. We also know that the people of Haiti are still recovering from the devastating 2010 earthquake.“We must continue to offer support where we can, especially at the OECS and CARICOM levels. Our deepest condolences go out to the families of the victims and to those injured in this most recent earthquake,” he said in a statement.The Bahamian government The Bahamas government said it is in contact with The Bahamas’ Embassies in Haiti and Cuba as it relates to the safety of Bahamians. “Initial reports from our Embassies indicate that Bahamians residing in Haiti and Cuba are safe.  Further, the Commonwealth of The Bahamas has extended sincere sympathy to the Republic of Haiti following the devastating impact of this tragic event. The Ministry will endeavor to inform the general public of new developments relating to this issue as deemed necessary,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.The US government The United States has also indicated a willingness to assist as it send condolences to all affected in Haiti. “The United States and Haiti are strategic partners and friends, and we stand ready to assist in the relief effort, if requested,” Washington said.last_img read more


UEFA Women’s EURO 2017 Daily Wrap

first_imgAt the Sparta Stadion in Rotterdam on Monday night, Group B opened up with a surprising result as Russia won their first ever Women’s EURO game, beating Italy 2-1.Elena Danilova put the Russians ahead in the ninth minute and by the 26th minute they were 2-0 up thanks to an Elena Morozova header off Ekaterina Sochneva’s left-wing cross.Italy rallied late on to set up a feisty finale in the encounter but could only settle for an 88th minute consolation by Ilaria Mauro.They had never previously lost in the Women’s EURO when Mauro had scored but that record was halted on Monday night as Russia’s 19-year-old goalkeeper, Tatyana Shcherbak pulled off stunning saves that ensured her side’s victory.It was Elena Morozova who got the nod for the Player of the Match award as Group B leaders, Russia now look forward to their second match against Sweden in Deventer on Friday.On the same day, an even tougher test against Germany awaits Italy in Tilburg.In the meantime, defending champions Germany began their quest for a 7th straight title with a barren draw against fellow European heavyweights, Sweden.The result in Breda means Germany have now failed to beat Sweden in a competitive tie for the first time after claiming victories in all their 11 previous meetings.Germany’s Dzsenifer Marozsán was voted Player of the Match with the holders now looking to draw inspiration from four years ago when they also drew 0-0 in their opener and went on to clinch the EURO crown.Relatedlast_img read more


Malaysian GP: Verstappen Takes Victory; Hamilton Extends Championship Lead Despite Second-Placed Finish

first_imgSpeaking after his win, Max Verstappen said: “I think in the beginning, the car felt good and I saw Lewis was struggling a bit more with traction, so I used my battery a bit more. He has more to lose than me in terms of the championship. From then on, I could race my own race. It’s a very tough race and it was incredible to win.” Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo was third while Hamilton’s Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas took fifth position after a poor race. Max Verstappen of Red Bull produced a dominant display to win the Malaysian Grand Prix on Sunday for his second career victory to mark his 20th birthday. Lewis Hamilton, who finished second also had his say. He said: “Big congratulations to Max. Happy birthday, he did a fantastic job today. The race was a tough one. They had the upper hand on us today. I feel good, but we have some work to do with the car. We didn’t have the pace this weekend. We have to keep pushing.” Hamilton’s title rival Sebastian Vettel recovered from the back of the grid to finish fourth and he now trails with 34 points with five races to go and a maximum of 125 points still available. Verstappen finished well ahead of Championship leader Lewis Hamilton but the British driver was able to extend his championship lead despite a second-placed finish. RelatedLewis Hamilton Secures Sixth F1 Title At US Grand PrixNovember 3, 2019In “Formula 1″The 2017 Formula 1 Grosser Preis von Osterreich ReviewJuly 10, 2017In “Sports”Hamilton Wins Again To Egde Closer to Fourth TitleOctober 8, 2017In “Formula One”last_img read more


Manchester United Legend Interviewed For Vacant Managerial Role

first_imgManchester United legend Paul Scholes has reportedly been interviewed for the vacant managerial role at League One club Oldham Athletic.The former Manchester United midfielder is a boyhood Oldham fan though he has no managerial experience in the English Football League (EFL).Oldham Athletic have been without a manager since John Sheridan left in September with the club rooted to the bottom of the table.Since the exit of their former manager, Oldham have won three games in a row, including two league victories, under interim boss Richie Wellens.They are now 19th in the table with those two league victories.Other names linked to the vacant job include the previously mentioned Wellens and former Dutch international Clarence Seedorf.RelatedPaul Scholes Excited to Join 14th Place Oldham AthleticFebruary 11, 2019In “England”The Rise And Fall Of Paul Scholes At Oldham AthleticMarch 15, 2019In “England”Underlying Factors Of Paul Scholes Resignation RevealedMarch 15, 2019In “England”last_img read more


World Cup Qualifying Playoffs (UEFA): NI Rue Controversial Decision As Croatia Capitalise On Woeful…

first_imgNorthern Ireland (NI) have a huge mountain to climb if they are going to qualify for their first World Cup in 32 years after a controversial penalty decision from Romanian referee Ovidiu Hategan gave Switzerland a 1-0 lead in their first leg clash in Belfast.Midfielder Corry Evans was adjudged to have handled in the box with AC Milan star Ricardo Rodriguez converting the resulting 58th minute penalty to give Switzerland a priceless away goal in the quest to qualify for a 4th successive World Cup tournament.NI manager and his players were left to rue that costly decision after replays showed that the ball hit the back of Corry Evans meaning that they have to produce a big result in the second leg on Sunday to have a chance of making their first World Cup since the 1986 edition in Mexico.In the other playoff match on Thursday night, Croatia capitalised on a woeful defensive display from Greece to earn a dominant 4-1 lead ahead of the second leg in Athens.Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric converted a 13th minute penalty to give Croatia the lead before Nikola Kalinic added a second goal six minutes later for the hosts. Sokratis Papasthathopoulos pulled one back for Greece but strikes from Ivan Perisic and Andrej Kramaric either side of halftime gave the home side a commanding lead.Croatia already have one foot at next year’s World Cup in Russia by virtue of that result while Switzerland are not far behind after a woeful display from Romanian centre referee Hategan.RelatedNI Left To Rue Controversial 1st Leg Decision After Playoff Defeat To SwitzerlandNovember 12, 2017In “FIFA”‘Aggrieved’ Evans Wants Video Technology After Controversial World Cup DecisionNovember 16, 2017In “FIFA”Russia 2018 Playoffs (UEFA): Italy Handed Tough Sweden Test; Home Nations Get Tricky OpponentsOctober 17, 2017In “FIFA”last_img read more


The Big Seven Matches This Weekend

first_imgDomestic football resumes this weekend after a very interesting midweek of European football that saw teams like Manchester United and Arsenal lose away to lesser sides while Liverpool threw away a 3-goal lead and PSG ran riot at the Parc de Princes.Two of England’s biggest clubs face each other while the top two teams in France and Spain Square up for points. The biggest rivalry in German football also enters a new chapter this weekend as the Copa Libertadores also reaches a climax.Here are the seven biggest matches of this weekend:Borussia Dortmund vs Schalke 04Saturday 3:30pmBayern Munich may have been the dominant force in German football down the years, but the biggest rivalry is between Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04.Just 20 miles separate Dortmund and Gelsenkirchen, meaning that this Ruhr derby carries all the intensity and associated bragging rights of a local rivalry.Domenico Tedesco’s side are second in the Bundesliga table behind only Bayern Munich, and they make the short trip to the Westfalenstadion as the form team too, having gone seven games unbeaten across all competitions, including five wins.Dortmund, by contrast, are without a win in their last five competitive fixtures and their only victory in any competition since September came against third-tier Magdeburg in the DFB-Pokal.Schalke have not won any of the last five meetings between these two sides, though, and you have to go back to 2012 for their last triumph at Signal-Iduna Park.Liverpool vs ChelseaSaturday 6:30pmLiverpool will need to bounce back from their midweek collapse against Sevilla in which they squandered a commanding 3-0 lead at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, conceding a last-minute equaliser to only come away from the match with a share of the spoils. Chelsea had no such troubles as they recorded a second consecutive away 4-0 win over Qarabag.The Reds are unbeaten in front of their own fans in nine matches this season, winning each of the last three by a three-goal margin and keeping four clean sheets on the bounce.Chelsea will be out for revenge having lost on their own patch against Liverpool last season, but they have not beaten the Reds inside normal time in the last seven competitive meetings between the two sides – stretching back to November 2014.Racing vs IndependienteSunday 1:30amThis match is second only to the Superclassico between River Plate and Boca Juniors in terms of fierce Argentine rivalries and this episode is sure the get Buenos Aires football faithfuls on its feet once more.The third and fourth most successful teams in Argentina’s history, both clubs have been through a relatively fallow period in recent years, with Racing’s 2014 title the first either had lifted since Independiente in 2002.Racing have won just two of their last 11 outings in all competitions and find themselves 16th in the table with only 12 points from their opening nine games while Independiente are eight places and three points better off and have lost just one of their last eight games in all competitions, although that did come in their most recent outing and they have only won once at the home of their fiercest rivals since 2009.Dinamo Tbilisi vs. Torpedo KutaisiSunday 3pmNot the most glamorous fixture of the weekend, but perhaps the most important. The top two in Georgia face each on the final day of the season with both still in with a chance of winning the title. Tbilisi simply need to avoid defeat to lift the title, but victory for Kutaisi would be enough to hand them their first league crown since 2001-02.Tbilisi are unbeaten in their last 7 games against their visitors in all competitions but the visitors also have only lost one game since the start of September.Valencia vs BarcelonaSunday 8:45pmLa Liga’s top two go head to head on Sunday evening in a battle between two sides in fine form – including one surprise package in the Spanish top flight this season.After back-to-back 12th-place finishes in the past two campaigns, Valencia have done their best to keep pace with the leaders so far and have dropped just six points all season to establish themselves as Barca’s closest challengers.A remarkable run of nine consecutive wins across all competitions and 13 games unbeaten all season has helped to lift Marcelino’s side six points clear of both Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid, and eight above fifth-placed Sevilla.Even so, Sunday’s hosts remain four points adrift of Barcelona, who themselves have dropped only two points from their opening 12 games, with those coming on their first ever visit to Atletico’s new Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.The Blaugrana remain unbeaten since their back-to-back Super Cup defeats at the hands of Real Madrid, winning 15 of their 18 matches across all competitions in the meantime.Barca have also only lost two of their last 23 matches against Valencia across all competitions, and you have to go back more than a decade to February 2007 for Valencia’s last home league win over Sunday’s opponents.Monaco vs PSGSunday 9pmLast season’s top two and the Ligue 1 frontrunners this time around too, Monaco and Paris Saint-Germain have developed a rivalry in recent years simply because they have been the two best teams in French football.PSG arrive at the Stade Louis II in stunning form having not lost since April, going 19 matches unbeaten this season alone and scoring 69 goals along the way – a staggering average of more than 3.6 goals per game.The last three fixtures between the two sides have all ended in victory for PSG too, although Monaco are unbeaten in the last three league meetings.Lanus vs GremioThursday 12:45amWe will have to wait a little bit longer for this match, but it should be worth the wait as Lanus host Gremio in the biggest match in South American football.Thursday morning sees the final of the Copa Libertadores come to its conclusion, and it is the Brazilian outfit Gremio who go into the second leg with a slight advantage over their Argentine rivals.Cicero’s 83rd-minute goal off the bench gave Gremio a 1-0 win in the first leg earlier this week, and they must now look to defend that at the Estadio Ciudad de Lanus if they are to lift the title for the first time since 1995.Doing so would put Gremio level with Sao Paulo and Santos as the most successful Brazilian clubs in the competition’s history with three titles apiece, whereas Lanus had never even made it to the final before this year. Other Matches to watchBarnsley vs. Leeds UnitedBrighton & Hove Albion vs. Crystal PalaceOlimpik Donetsk vs. Shakhtar DonetskZeljeznicar Sarajevo vs. SarajevoSpartak Moscow vs. Zenit St PetersburgRelatedBundesliga Review (Final Matchday): Hamburg Suffer Relegation As Bayern, Dortmund Are StunnedMay 13, 2018In “Europe”The Big Seven Matches This WeekendJanuary 12, 2018In “England”German Bundesliga Wrap: Leaders Dortmund Falter As Bayern, Leipzig Mount Pressure With WinOctober 22, 2017In “Europe”last_img read more


AppBet launches cash-back bonus after hitting 1,000 sign-ups

first_imgShare StumbleUpon BoyleSports signs Coventry City sponsorship August 21, 2020 Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Share AppBet has introduced a £10 cash-back bonus for new betting accounts set up through the app, after securing 1,000 sign-ups during its first month online.The free online service, which is exceeding Q1 targets despite only limited promotion, allows users to integrate their betting accounts in one place. The app’s developers are now looking to add more bookmakers to the platform in addition to the current stable of Sky Bet, William Hill, Paddy Power, Ladbrokes, Boylesports and Betway.Developed by Managing Director Martin Hodges and his team, AppBet aims to address the key weaknesses of other betting apps and odds comparison sites, specifically the need to know what funds you have in accounts and switch between apps when finding and placing bets.Hodges said: “The first month has been about getting the app out there, listening to user feedback and fine-tuning the functionality. AppBet allows users to log into their current bookie accounts, place bets, view their balances, make deposits and withdraw winnings, all without switching between apps. No other app can offer this range of features, which is why we think it’s proving such a big hit.“Instead of searching for the best odds and then having to go to the bookmaker’s app, you can search the odds and place your bet in one simple process. In a fast-moving market, this is a major advantage that can potentially lead to better odds. It also means you can place more in-play bets.“Everyone who signs up to AppBet is entered into a free draw to win an iPad, plus we will also be offering regular VIP experiences to our active users. Feedback has been hugely positive so far, with people telling us that the app is both simple and quick to use, offering clear advantages in the fast-moving world of online betting.” SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Related Articles Submitlast_img read more