Taylor gives Bucknor ‘the chills’

first_imgAs members of Calabar High School’s track and field team gathered on the National Stadium’s blue mondo on Saturday to celebrate a historic fifth straight hold on the Mortimer Geddes trophy, one image stood out among the revelry.Sprinter Christopher Taylor, who, of course, played a major role in Calabar’s 26th ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships title, was understandably the centre of attention, with hordes of teammates, fans and officials clamouring for photographs with the young star.However, it was the few minutes he shared with one of his school’s greatest Champs icons, Richard ‘Jabba’ Bucknor, that stood out, as a Calabar giant of the past and the Lions’ newest hero stood side by side for the first time, in a ratheral literal timeline of Calabar excellence.SETTINGRECORDSTaylor set records in the Class Two boys’ 400m (46.33) in the heats and the 200m (20.80) in the semi-finals, before returning to win gold in both events. Adding the 4x100m gold and a smart 45.3 anchor leg run, which led Calabar to a title-underlining 4x400m relay Open win over the Akeem Bloomfield-anchored Kingston College.It was a run that impressed Bucknor so much, that the two-time Olympian was compelled to make his way from his seat in the grandstand to the track, for a chance to meet the youngster he considers to be the future of Jamaican sprinting.”This young man (Taylor) puts a chill on me. I don’t have my voice any more. That race that he ran; that last leg, I will put this down as the best mile relay I have ever seen or witnessed ever in Jamaica,” said Bucknor, who represented Jamaica in the 110m hurdles at the 1988 and 1992 Olympic Games in Seoul and Barcelona, respectively.That’s a huge compliment coming from a man that in his time was seen as one of the island’s brightest talents.At the 1986 Boys’ Championships, two years before his first Olympics, Bucknor, who is widely considered as one of the greatest Jamaican high school track and field athletes ever, had his own magnum opus.DOMINANTDISPLAYIn a dominant display, Bucknor ran 50.53 in the 400m hurdles – a record that would stand for two decades – in addition to claiming the 110m hurdles and helping Calabar to a win over the highly fancied Camperdown High team of that time in the 4x100m, before running a leg on his team’s gold medal-winning 4x400m relay team.Calabar, coached then by the legendary Herb McKenley, would go on to win the 1986 championships, breaking a Clarendon College spell of two straight wins and three in the previous four championships.Currently living in Texas, USA, where he went to college, Bucknor told The Gleaner that he decided to return to Jamaica for Champs as a part of his 50th birthday celebration and also for the chance to see his school win a fifth straight title – a feat they had never managed before.”It brought back a whole lot of memories and amazing feelings witnessing this in the stands, I mean just seeing that final race and just seeing a Class One man giving it his all and then having a youngster – I won’t say put him in his place; but the boy showed us all what it’s like to be an athlete in Jamaica, you have to come hard every single time no matter who you are running against,” Bucknor said.”I wanted to see this happen, Calabar winning a fifth straight title. This is history and I’m a part of history and back in the day I never had the experience of just being a spectator in the stand so today in the stand with all the fans and just the way everyone was, the way everyone came together, was simply amazing!”He wouldn’t leave without a world of advice for young Taylor.”Stay healthy and as my old coach Herb McKenley used to tell me, stay away from all the women dem,” he laughed.”Seriously though, he has a great future ahead of him, he has some great advisers around him and if the country comes around and keeps him in check, we are going to have another Usain Bolt on our hands pretty soon.”last_img read more

Hughes keen to raid Man City and Blackburn – reports

first_imgQPR boss Mark Hughes wants Manchester City midfielder Nigel de Jong and Blackburn goalkeeper Paul Robinson, according to reports.Hughes has been linked with a number of players.Hughes was City’s manager when they signed De Jong, who is entering the final year of his contract at Eastlands.The Dutchman was only a substitute for his team’s last four matches of the season, which the Daily Mirror say has alerted Rangers to his possible availability.And the Daily Mail say Rangers and West Ham both want Robinson, who is tipped to leave Blackburn following their relegation.Meanwhile, Chelsea are ready to outbid Manchester United to land Belgian winger Eden Hazard, The Daily Telegraph report.The Blues are favourites to sign Hazard from Lille, with United said to be reluctant to pay the £35m asking price. Manchester City, who have also shown an interest, apparently have reservations about his wage demands.Hazard is expected to announce his future following Belgium’s friendly against England at Wembley next week.The Sun report Brazilian club Sao Paulo’s claim that Chelsea have made a £23m bid for 19-year-old midfielder Lucas Moura.The player’s adviser Wagner Ribeiro said: “He has the perfect profile to play in Europe. He’s a good player and knows how to shoot.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

‘Buy Proudly SA this festive season’

first_img19 October 2012The Proudly South African national “buy local” campaign is calling on consumers nationwide to buy locally made products in the run up to, and during, this year’s festive season.Stores are already beginning to stock their shelves with Christmas products. We would like to encourage shoppers to buy products and gifts made in South Africa,” said Proudly South African CEO Leslie Sedibe.“When we ‘buy local’ we help to stimulate our own economy and create jobs locally. As we head into the season of ‘goodwill’, let’s do our part for the good of the economy.”The call forms part of Proudly SA’s nationwide “Buy Local” campaign, which runs under the theme “Be Proudly South African – Buy Local to create jobs”.A team from Proudly SA is currently in the Eastern Cape to host high-level business forums, mall activations and school visits. The aim is to create awareness around buying local, supporting local service providers and the positive spin offs of buying products “Made in South Africa”.As part of the awareness campaign, Proudly SA is hosting a business forum in East London on Friday morning, in conjunction with the Department of Trade and Industry and the Industrial Development Corporation.“The nationwide Proudly South African business forums are a golden opportunity for the business community to network and forge partnerships that have the potential to contribute towards job creation,” said Sedibe.“Delegates are also equipped with information on how businesses can benefit from the Local Procurement Accord, DTI programmes and government funding for small businesses.”Proudly South African member companies will also showcase top-quality homegrown products and services at the Hemmingways Mall in East London this weekend. Shoppers will have the opportunity to see what South Africa has to offer and buy local products. There will also be competitions and giveaways throughout the weekend.Sapalast_img read more

Sanwood Women’s Rhinestone Flower Crystal Hair Clip Jewelry : Pretty posh earrings

first_imgHeavy weight, so pulls on hair. Very pretty well worth money. A nice present i got this for my partner and she. A nice present i got this for my partner and she likes it so much well worth the money an ideal shop. Very pretty but quite small. Really good value for money but take a very long time A NICE PRESENT I GOT THIS FOR MY PARTNER AND SHE Pretty posh earringsReally beautifulpretty hair slidesmall and prettySanwood Women’s Rhinestone Flower Crystal Hair Clip JewelryPackage Includes: 1 x Hair ClipMaterial: Alloy & RhinestoneLength x Width: 6cm/2.36” x 3cm/1.18” (Approx.) Really beautiful but doesn’t hold much hair for the size of the clip. Stunning and great valve for money. Very pretty and arrived in good time. The only thing that stopped me giving it a five is that it was smaller than thought. Lovely for a posh evening when i pin my hair up at the sides. Very pretty hair slide, great for a party. Fast delivery and properly packaged. Nicer and more sturdy than expected. Very pretty but unfortunately not good for thick hair won’t hold. Didnt go to waste perfect for my daughter. Beautiful hair accessory but a bit on the small side. Really good value for money but take a very long time. Really good value for money but take a very long time to arrive, so order well in advance of your occasion. The clip itself is beautiful but it will only close over very thin bits of hair. If you try to close it over thicker hair it just keeps popping open. You can’t go wrong for the price.last_img read more

The Power of Your Beliefs and Disciplines

first_imgIt is hard to describe the power of beliefs, the lens through which you view the world.Most people reflexively defend their beliefs, much of them making up their identity, even if they don’t recognize that they didn’t choose them but were in fact infected with them. They mistake their beliefs as a universal reality for which there can be no alternative. The results they produce, or more accurately, that they don’t produce are the result of an unawareness of alternatives or a stubborn instance that their beliefs are true.One looks at the world through their beliefs. That view creates a sort of filter that identifies conflicting beliefs as wrong or finds reasons to suggest that the results someone else produces are unavailable to them because of some other intractable difference.It is equally difficult to describe the power of disciplines, those things that you do without fail because they are foundational to long-term results.The reason some people fail to produce the result they want in some area is that they fail to take disciplined action over time. They’re inconsistent in their actions and they dabble instead of committing. Those who struggle to produce some result they want so not take consistent action to create the outcome they want.The results one produces are generated by the consistent actions they take, not the occasional action. The reason that others seem to have an easier time producing that same may in part be a different level of skill or some natural attribute, but that will count for less than their disciplines over time.If you want the recipe for producing the result you want faster and with greater certainty of outcome, you first must be willing to believe something different. A stubborn resistance to looking through a new lens is a commitment to stagnation and frustration. Looking through a new lens provides new opportunities, new possibilities, and with them, new potential.You also need to behave differently. The actions that you take consistently now are responsible for the outcomes you are producing now. If you want different results, you must take a different set of actions consistently over time.If you want something different, you are the only thing that has to change, and thankfully, this is within your control, should you decide what you want is worth the price of change. This is the power of your beliefs and your disciplines. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

San Diego County Board of Supervisors proposed budget is largest in history

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave Settings 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The County Board of Supervisors adopted a $6.3 billion budget for next year, an increase of 8.5-percent over the current year. There are no new, or bold initiatives in the budget but it significantly builds on a program the County started in 2010 called, “Live Well San Diego.”KUSI’s Steve Bosh has the numbers.Capitol projects will increase by 80%, including 180 miles of road repair$1.9 billion for public safety$536 million for land use and environment$2.3 billion for pay and benefits$2.1 billion for health and human servicesThe budget primarily focuses on spending where it’s most needed, Health and Human Services is a priority. “Today we are here at the County to demonstrate that strength and innovation exists through our extraordinary investment in San Diego residents” said Kristin Gaspar, Chair. San Diego County Supervisor, District 3. Gaspar added that the budget will continue to build on the “Live Well San Diego” program.“In this year’s budget we are investing in prevention, which is the essense of ‘live well.’ We are investing in human potential, we are investing in keeping our communities safe, we are investing in strengthening people and their families, we are investing in helping people transform their lives and break through barriers to success” she said.RELATED STORY: Proposed San Diego County budget includes 8-percent increaseSan Diego County Supervisor, District 4, Ron Roberts called this a good budget, reflecting the economy and targeting addictions. Roberts also said mental illness has become an epidemic saying, “we are going to have about $125 million in individualized drug and alcohol treatment programs, this is a tripling of the amount from previous spending.” Roberts continued, “We are adding $2.5 million for public health and emergency response with the kinds of diseases that might be out there on the streets.”County Supervisor Ron Roberts joined KUSI at Coasterra to share his opinion on the proposed budget and a variety of topics that it would cover. His full interview can be seen below. June 26, 2018 San Diego County Board of Supervisors proposed budget is largest in history Steve Bosh, Allen Denton, Sandra Maas Steve Bosh, Allen Denton, Sandra Maas, Posted: June 26, 2018 Updated: 7:04 PM Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, Politics Tags: Ron Roberts FacebookTwitterlast_img read more