It was a first and second for Calabar in the event, and while Russell was happy with maximum points for his team, he said he felt happier to silence all doubts about his fitness. “In the last interviews, they were asking the same question about my health. People can speculate all they want, but I know what I know. I know my body, so I just went there and tried my best, and thank God for the result,” he explained. SILENCE ALL DOUBTS Outstanding Calabar High hurdler De’Jour Russell celebrated his 17th birthday in style at the National Stadium yesterday. Russell, who was an injury doubt for the ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships, won the Class One 110 metres hurdles in a record 13.21 seconds. He demolished the mark held by last year’s Olympic champion, Omar McLeod, who set the record while attending Kingston College in 2013. Russell looked well below his best in the semi-finals on Friday morning, but yesterday, he was too hot to handle. “I am 17 now. This is my birthday. I am glad my birthday falls on this championship because I knew I was going to do something big,” an elated Russell told The Sunday Gleaner. He said there was a lot more left in the tank. “That (his record run) wasn’t really all out. I pulled off at the fourth hurdle because my coach (Michael Clarke) said just keep the flow, and that was what I did. I was surprised I came out with the record,” he reasoned.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The U.S. Department of Agriculture to temporarily stopped shipments to the United States of pork from Poland.The USDA has suspended entry of imports of fresh and frozen pork and pork products from Poland while it completes a review of that country’s export protocols. According to the USDA, “As part of a routine review of ongoing operations, it came to our attention that one Polish facility exporting pork to the U.S. has done so in contravention of the stringent requirements in place to prevent the spread of serious diseases of livestock, like ASF.”USDA’s action was taken out of an abundance of caution to ensure that the United States remains free of African Swine Fever (ASF), a highly contagious, trade-limiting pig disease with no cure. USDA has been closely monitoring ASF’s spread in Eastern Europe — parts of Poland have the disease — and in Asia. The disease underscores the need for the United States to be better prepared to address foreign animal diseases, including by establishing a more robust vaccine bank to deal with an outbreak of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD), another trade-limiting disease endemic in many parts of the world. NPPC supports in the 2018 Farm Bill mandatory funding for an FMD vaccine bank and other disease-prevention programs.
Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedDon’t forget to bring proper headwear. – Head Case (GC2TD8M) – Geocache of the WeekMay 15, 2013In “Community”We’re getting the band back together! — The Tin Pan Alley Band (GC2C1NN) — Geocache of the WeekMarch 19, 2014In “Community”High energy! — Fission around the bend (GC1NGRD) — Geocache of the WeekMay 28, 2015In “Geocache of the Week” TIN MAN chopping down treesMeet TIN MAN (GC3JAY4), the Geocache of the Week that answers the famous question, ‘What about the heart that you promised Tin Man?’Thanks to Richard E, Tin Man has found his heart just outside of Albany, NY. This difficulty 1.5, terrain 1.5 traditional geocache has treasure hunters falling in love with the the gentle, tender, and emotional metal man.Richard explains, “I have been a Wizard of Oz fan since childhood, never missing the yearly showing on TV. The Tin Man is my favorite character.” Richard’s love for the movie and geocaching inspired him to build a life-size Tin Man with “a moving heart that is activated by opening the door on his chest.”The cache is a big hit among Premium Member geocachers, whether or not they consider themselves a fan of The Wizard of Oz. Nearly 80 Premium Members have logged this cache and awarded it 64 Favorite Points since the cache was published less than six months ago.With Geocaching.com’s request, Richard agreed to temporarily grant access to basic members for an opportunity to view and find this clever creation.Fully decorated ammo canThe cache logs are filled with excitement and gratitude from the community. One geocacher who logged “TIN MAN” writes, “What more can be said – just look at the favorite percentage on this cache – 98% at the time of this log. I’d give it two if I could! Without a doubt the most unique cache I’ve ever encountered! Great workmanship and creativity. Very impressive.”For more information on Geocaching Premium features, such as Premium Caches or Organize (by Favorite Points), please visit Geocaching.com/Premium.Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Latitude 47 blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com.If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, send an email with your name, comments, the name of the geocache, and the GC code to firstname.lastname@example.orgTIN MAN enjoying the company of geocachers
audrey watters Related Posts Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#Location#mobile#web Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … One of the superior apps on the Android phone has long been Google Maps, with its turn-by-turn and voice-guided navigation missing from the iPhone version. So on the surface, MapQuest has a difficult sell to Android users with the launch of its free app today.The MapQuest app also offers the turn-by-turn capabilities and takes advantage of Android’s speech capabilities to offer a voice guide as well. The benefits of MapQuest over Google Maps comes from the former’s use of OpenStreetMap (OSM), making the mapping app usable outside the U.S. and adding to it some user-submitted data. Millions of MapQuest fans frequently use our mobile website from their Android devices. To these millions, we’re thrilled to present our free Android app with turn-by-turn, voice-guided navigation, as well as OpenStreetMap (OSM) capabilities. Download it here.The Android app is similar to MapQuest’s iPhone offering and includes the following features: voice-guided, turn-by-turn navigation, voice search, a map toolbar, walking and driving directions, and live traffic flow information (updated every 5 minutes).It’s the OpenStreetMap component that makes MapQuest (and not just this Android app) an interesting alternative Google’s efforts to map the world. OpenStreetMap offers what MapQuest describes as “a collaborative, ‘by the people, for the people’ mapping movement. It’s basically a living map that is improved every day by people just like you.” This allows users to correct and add information on the map, giving in many instances better local details, including information about local businesses.
A Dalit man on September 26 staged a sit-in along with his four children at the Siddharth Nagar district magistrate’s office, protesting against the alleged ouster of his children from the school for his inability to pay fees.The father, Shiv Kumar, told reporters that the Saraswati Shishu Vidya Mandir at Shohratgarh area in Siddharth Nagar ousted his children, Viraj (4), Yuvraj (8), Jyoti (10) and Chanchal (14) on August 30 for not paying the school fees. He said the school principal even made casteist remarks against him when he met him to explain his inability to pay the fees.“I also went to the police but my they did not register my complaint,” he said, adding he also wrote to the district magistrate and to Basic Education Minister Satish Dwivedi apprising them of the cancellation of his children’s admission from the school.“If my children do not get justice, I will sit on fast unto death,” he saidAsked about the incident, Basic Education Minister Satish Dwivedi told reporters that he would speak to the district magistrate on the issue and take requisite action, if the school administration is found guilty.