‘I really wanted to put on a show’ – Rodman laps field to highlight Kingston Criterium

first_imgKINGSTON: There was a riveting end to the Jamaica Cycling Federation’s Kingston Criterium on Sunday at the Kingston waterfront as national and regional champion Marloe Rodman dominated a strong field to win the feature event and finish as the top rider. Visiting Michel Smith from the Cayman Islands and Cleveland Sharpe of Fresh Vibez Cycling Club were second and third, respectively. In the 15-lap feature race, Rodman – who jumped out to an early lead – delivered something special. Approaching lap 12, the 2014 Commonwealth Games athlete had already lapped five cyclists and by the time they finished, he did what several spectators thought impossible – lapping the entire field of riders. “I was pushing all the way as I really wanted to put on a show for all those who came out to support the event,” said Rodman. “I could hear them cheering me on to go after the pack of riders and it helped to motivate me to keep going and finish the race strong. “… I think it was a great thing for cycling in Jamaica. We need more events like this to showcase and find new talent,” added Rodman. “This was an important race for me also as it is crucial to my preparation ahead of joining the Bike Haus team in the UK, as well as the upcoming Cycling World Championship, for which I have qualified.” Rodman also finished the day as the Category One champion ahead of the Clarendon Cycling Club pair of Oneil Sinclair and Dean Martin, in second and third, respectively. Team Breakaway Cycling’s Dean Robertson topped Category Two, with Robert Barnes in second and Mario Brooks, also of Team Breakaway, third. In Category Three, Fitzroy Walters took the top spot ahead of Jermar Brissett of Breakaway Cycling and Barrington Bailey of Clarendon Cycling. FORREST CLAIMS Category Four was won by Jerome Forrest of Clarendon Cycling, with Endurance Cycling’s Recardo Blackwood second and Daniel Palmer of Team Blissett third. Roger Allen took Category Five ahead of Ishmael White and Tevan Richards, in second and third, respectively, while in the Juniors category, Andrew Ramsay was the top performer, with Aduella Ottey second and Ashani Beckford third. The Juvenile category was won by Tadre Watt, with Sheldon Virgo and Jesse McClure second and third, respectively. The female race was won by Judy Chin, who finished just ahead of Deonne Caines, with Sanesha James taking third. The Masters event saw Richard Smith winning ahead of Raydeem Lawson and Cleveland Sharpe, respectively. Donald Davis was the best in the Super Masters category, finishing ahead of Donald Hall and Devon Beckford, respectively. The All Comers ‘Rambo Race’ was won by Anthony Bagalue, with Rayon Whyte second and Omar Dwyer third. Team Breakaway won the award for best team participation, while Clarendon Cycling took the award for best team performance.center_img CATEGORY FOURlast_img read more

Tragic Lee to be laid to rest on Arranmore today

first_imgArranmore Island will come to a standstill today for the funeral of RNLI volunteer Lee Early.The 26-year-old drowned when his car went off the local Poolawaddy pier at 5am on Sunday morning last.Another man in his 30s managed to escape and swam to safety to raise the alarm. Lee will be laid to rest after noon mass at St Crone’s Church with burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.Members of the RNLI are expected to carry out a guard of honour at the church in memory of one of their own.An autopsy was held on Lee’s remains at Letterkenny University Hospital on Monday last.Lee’s remains were then escorted home by the Arranmore RNLI crew as they led two ferries that evening. Hundreds of people have traveled from across Donegal and further afield for Lee’s wake at his island home.A book of condolence has also been signed by hundreds of people at the Arranmore Community Centre.The local Arranmore Hostel also offered free accommodation to anybody attending the wake or funeral in recent days.A full Garda investigation into the circumstances surrounding the tragedy is underway.It is focusing on how the men’s car ended up in the freezing waters off the island. Lee is survived by his dad Jimmy, mum Noreen, brother Adam and sisters Rachel and Laura.Tragic Lee to be laid to rest on Arranmore today was last modified: November 22nd, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Sector mineiro e os minerais na África do Sul

first_imgA África do Sul, conhecida em todo o mundo como um autentico poço de tesouros, abunda em recursos minerais, produzindo e detendo uma percentagem significativa dos minerais de todo o mundo.A riqueza do pais tem sido construida com base nos seus vastos recursos – quase 90% da percentagem de platina no planeta Terra, 80% de manganes, 73% de cromio, 45% de vanadio e 41% de ouro. So nao temos petroleo bruto e bauxita.O pais e um dos maiores produtores de metais preciosos como ouro e platina e tambem de bases de metal e de carvao. É o quarto maior produtor de diamantes.E os entendidos acreditam que existe ainda um potencial consideravel para descobrir outros depositos de minerios em areas ainda nao exploradas.Posiçao na economiaA posiçao da África do Sul como maior produtor de ouro do mundo – posiçao que manteve durante mais de um seculo – foi ultrapassada pela China em 2007. O ouro, outrora um pilar da economia sul africana, perdeu importancia quando a economia do pais se diversificou.Apesar disso, no entanto, a industria do sector mineiro continua a ser crucial para a África do Sul, com os metais preciosos a contribuirem 65% para as receitas de exportaçao e 21% do total de exportaçoes de bens em 2006. O pais fornece cerca de 80% da platina de todo o mundo.O sector mineiro e, por outro lado, o maior empregador da África do Sul, com cerca de 460.000 empregados e outros 400.000 empregados distribuidos pelos fornecedores de bens e serviços a industria.TransformaçaoPropriedade, acesso e facilidade dos recursos minerais do pais estao regulados pela Lei do Desenvolvimento dos Recursos Minerais e do Petroleo, de 2002, que reconhece a custodia do estado destes recursos.A transformaçao e um ponto chave no sector mineiro da África do Sul. O acesso equitativo aos recursos minerais e as oportunidades foi legislado, com significativa participaçao de individuos tradicionalmente desfavorecidas como assunto da carta de direitos da Capacitaçao Economica da Maioria Negra.Actualmente, mais de 70% da força laboral deste sector e negra, enquanto que menos de 5% tem posiçoes de chefia. O Governo estipulou metas e em 2009 cre-se que todas as empresas mineiras terao 40% de posiçoes de chefia por sul africanos outrora nao favorecidos.Outras metas para os proximos 10 anos englobam a transferencia de 26% de activos mineiros para empresas de proprietarios negros, assegurando que 51% dos projectos mineiros futuros sejam controlados por empresas de proprietarios negros.Pontos fortesSendo um pais maioritariamente mineiro, entre os pontos fortes da África do Sul estao o alto nivel tecnico e a competencia de produçao, assim como actividades de investigaçao e desenvolvimento bastante abrangentes.O pais tem facilidades de processamento de excelente nivel cobrindo aços ao carbono, aços inoxidaveis e aluminio, para nao falar do ouro ou da platina. É ainda lider mundial em novas tecnologias, com um processo absolutamente revolucionario que transforma minerio de ferro superfino de baixo grau em aços de elevada qualidade.Este tipo de beneficio ou acrescento de valor a materias primas antes da exportaçao foi classificada pelo governo como uma area em franco crescimento. Existem oportunidades lucrativas para processo a jusante referente ao ferro, aço ao carbono, aço inoxidavel, aluminio, metais do grupo da platina e ouro.Lideres na industriaDuas das maiores empresas mineiras sao da África do Sul. A BHP Billiton, a maior empresa mineira do mundo, surgiu de uma fusao entre a empresa sul africana Billiton e a australiana BHP.A Anglo American Plc, que tem a sua sede em Londres e uma delegaçao em Joanesburgo, detem varias outras subsidiarias importantes, como a Anglo Platinum, a Anglo Coal, a Impala Platinum e a Kumba Iron Ore.A empresa mineira De Beers, ela propria sul africana, e de propriedade anglo-americana e um consorcio liderado pelo governo do Botswana. O maior produtor mundial de diamantes revolveu 51,1 milhoes de carates em 2007.Este artigo foi actualizado em: Julho de 2008Reporter infoSA. Fontes (websites em lingua inglesa):South Africa YearbookDepartment of Minerals and EnergyChamber of Mines of South AfricaStandard Bank: Economic Profile: South AfricaBusiness DayMining WeeklyMineweblast_img read more

CWG: Geeta wins gold in freestyle wrestling

first_imgIndia’s Geeta on Thursday won the country its first gold medal in women’s freestyle wrestling at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Geeta won the gold in the 55 kg category, beating Australia’s Emily Benstead. She took the first round 3-0 and the second 7-0. Geeta came close to pinning down her opponent several times as the Aussie found it tough to get a firm grip on the Indian. Geeta’s gold medal was India’s 14th at the Games.last_img

London Olympics: Dutch cyclist Marianne Vos wins gold in women’s road race

first_imgDutch cyclist Marianne Vos took the gold in the women’s road race on Sunday after leading a three-rider breakaway that took all the medals at the London Olympics on Sunday. Lizzie Armitstead was second for Britain with Russia’s Olga Zabelinskaya took the bronze after the trio broke away from the peloton in the last hour of the race.Vos now has two Olympic gold medals after winning the points race in the velodrome in Beijing four years ago.For Britain, Armitstead’s silver is a consolation after the highly-rated men’s team led by Mark Cavendish failed to come close to the medals on Saturday.The result meant that both the men’s and women’s road races were decided by breakaways rather than a bunch sprint.Breakaways are more likely to be successful at the Olympics, where riders are not allowed the radios they use at other major events, making it harder for the peloton to judge the necessary pace to reel in escapees.last_img read more

Marcelos wife hints at Juve switch

first_imgReal Madrid defender Marcelo could be the next in line to join Serie A giants Juventus next season following the capture of former team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo last summerAccording to reports in Spain, Marcelo will wrap up a deal with the Old Lady if they make an offer in the winter transfer windowAnd the Brazilian’s wife Clarice Alves has fuelled transfer speculations about his husband’s move to Turin.“Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real Madrid farewell was bad for us”, she said (as reported by Calciomercato).Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“We used to spend a lot of time together. I know his mum very well and I know Georgina too. She is marvellous.“My son is a very close friend with Junior, the son of Cristiano Ronaldo. His farewell from Madrid left us empty”.It’s reported that Madrid are not willing to let the Brazilian go for anything less than € 50 million.In addition to that, the Old Lady may only sign Marcelo if Alex Sandro is sold in the summer.last_img read more

Instagram Exec on Facebook UserData Controversy Were Horrified

first_img Popular on Variety ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Charles Porch, Instagram’s global head of creative programs, said on Wednesday at the Variety Massive Summit, presented by Deloitte, that the teams at Facebook and Instagram are working to prevent future breaches of user data.“What I will say, and I think this goes across all the platforms, protecting data and privacy across our platforms is our number one priority,” Porch told Variety‘s co-editor-in-chief Andrew Wallenstein. “On the Facebook side, we’re horrified at the idea that someone would misuse data. I can assure you that the team is on it; it’s a top priority. They’re looking into what happened and they are going to make sure that we take steps so that it never happens again.”Porch’s comments came shortly after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg broke his silence on the Cambridge Analytica controversy. It was recently revealed that the U.K. analytics firm, which worked for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, was able to access data on 50 million Facebook users without their knowledge or consent.center_img “I’ve been working to understand exactly what happened and how to make sure this doesn’t happen again,” Zuckerberg wrote in a blog post. “The good news is that the most important actions to prevent this from happening again today we have already taken years ago. But we also made mistakes, there’s more to do, and we need to step up and do it.”The social media company says a University of Cambridge researcher named Aleksandr Kogan provided data to Cambridge Analytica after acquiring it in 2013 via an app he developed. Facebook first learned of the issue in 2015, at which time they demanded that Cambridge Analytica and Kogan “formally certify that they had deleted all improperly acquired data” and provided those certifications, according to Zuckerberg.last_img read more

PayPal Is Cracking Down on Bitcoin Sellers

first_img Problem Solvers with Jason Feifer Hear from business owners and CEOs who went through a crippling business problem and came out the other side bigger and stronger. February 5, 2014 4 min read PayPal does not want people selling Bitcoin on its platform. It appears that related goods and services, such as Bitcoin mining rigs — that is, specialized computers designed to mine the cryptocurrency by solving complex math problems — may also be forbidden.Users on Bitcointalk, a popular online discussion forum for the Bitcoin community, are indignant Wednesday following a report that PayPal is enforcing a draconian ban on all things Bitcoin. User newguy05 wrote that his account had been suspended after he sold some Casascius bitcoins — collectible coins of brass and other metals. Each coin comes with its own Bitcoin address and a private key to access an amount of the digital money equal to the purported value of the physical coin. They are often seen in pictures illustrating media reports about Bitcoin.”Paypal has largely ignored and allowed physical Bitcoin sales until beginning of this year when some kind of new policy triggered a massive account review on everything Bitcoin-related that’s considered high value sales, including physical coins,” newguy05 wrote.In an earlier post dated Feb. 4, newguy05 said that “PayPal has started a massive banning campaign on accounts selling anything Bitcoin-related, whether it’s mining equipment, ebooks, or the currency itself.”Not everyone will be shocked by this news. Some see the cryptocurrency as a natural enemy of PayPal, because the sort of transaction fees that PayPal charges as a matter of course are nonexistent in person-to-person Bitcoin transactions.According to a PayPal representative, merchants who sell Bitcoin mining equipment are in the clear and can continue to offer PayPal as a payment option. The company expects all participating merchants to follow “the policies we’ve put in place to protect both buyers and sellers who use PayPal,” the spokesperson said.But PayPal’s policies toward Bitcoin may have recently been altered, according to one employee. At time of writing, however, details on what these policies entail and when they were implemented were not available.Related: Why Businesses Will Like PayPal’s Updated Checkout ProcessThe effect of those policies is clear from PayPal’s email to newguy05 notifying him that his seller account had been suspended. “We have reviewed your PayPal account and found that you are operating as an e-currency dealer/exchanger including the sale of electronic media of exchange (such as electronic money or digital currency),” the email reads. “Per our current Acceptable Use Policy for Money Service Businesses, PayPal may not be used to operate a currency exchange, bureau de change or check cashing business.”The email goes on to ask for a full listing of the seller’s products and services, an explanation of his business model, a list of all websites that will be used for payments and more. In order to reinstate his account, PayPal also asks the seller to sign an affidavit stating that he will comply with the company’s policies.If newguy05 is to be believed, he is not alone in his plight. Last month, PandoDaily reported that an eBay merchant named TerraHasher was claiming to have had his assets frozen by PayPal for selling Bitcoin mining equipment. TerraHasher said he intended to sue PayPal if the matter was not resolved.Some users on Bitcointalk said that PayPal stands to gain more than most companies by embracing Bitcoin. Indeed, as early as April 2013, eBay’s chief executive, John Donahoe, was quoted saying his company was “looking at Bitcoin closely. There may be ways to enable it inside PayPal.”What’s more, PayPal president David Marcus has more than once spoken favorably of the cryptocurrency. Marcus himself tweeted last month that using PayPal to sell Bitcoin mining rigs is allowed.But despite the potential for PayPal to benefit, some remain skeptical of whether the entrenched payments company and the upstart Bitcoin will become friends. “Right now [PayPal’s] business does few things that Bitcoin couldn’t do better and cheaper,” user RodeoX said in a post on Bitcointalk. “If people start sending money around the world and shopping online for pennies per transaction, PayPal is going to have to do something different.”Related: At Regulatory Hearing, Prosecutors Admit Bitcoin Is a Technological Breakthrough Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Listen Nowlast_img read more

Live News traffic and weather updates for North Staffordshire South Cheshire on

first_imgPunter found hiding in bushes Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Police search for missing woman Driver named following fatal collisioncenter_img Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app  – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store , or get the Android version from Google Play .  Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook –   Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter –   For breaking news and the latest stories,  click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter . Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories.  Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram . 18:53Fuel spillage causing delays in WolstantonHoon Avenue partially blocked, slow traffic due to accident and fuel spillage at Hempstalls Lane.Near Merryfields School. Restrictions will remain in place until fuel can be cleaned up.18:23Accident reported in BiddulphReports of accident on A527 Congleton Road at Fold Lane. Traffic is coping well.Affecting traffic between Whitemore and Gillow Heath. 18:10Broken down vehicle on M6One lane closed and queueing traffic due to broken down vehicle on M6 Northbound between J13 A449 (Stafford South) and J14 A34 (Stafford North). In the roadworks area.Lane one (of three) is closed. 18:08North Staffordshire firm ceases production after three die in listeria outbreakSix hospital patients became ill after eating pre-packed sandwiches that are being linked to the outbreak. More here.17:18Accident in Trentham Reports of very slow traffic due to accident on A5035 Longton Road at Barlaston Old Road.Near The Golf Club. 16:05Theresa May ends leadership of Conservative PartyShe will remain Prime Minister while Tory MPs and members choose a successor. More here.16:00Stop and search powers increased after ‘knife-related incidents’ and assaults in townThe powers will be in force from tonight as police work to tackle to concerns from the community. More here.15:39Accident on A500One lane closed and queueing traffic due to accident on A500 D Road Southbound at A34 Stone Road (Hanford Interchange).The road has been reduced to one lane. Affecting traffic heading towards Acton.15:28Motorists asked to avoid road following accident involving car, caravan and vanEmergency services are at the scene and the road will remain closed for some time. More here.14:25Busy on A50A50 Westbound busy but moving from Meir Tunnel towards the A500 D Road (Sideway Roundabout). 14:22Long delays on M6 near StaffordOne lane closed, long delays and queuing traffic due to broken down car on M6 Southbound between J14 A34 (Stafford North) and J13 A449 (Stafford South). Congestion to Stafford Services. Travel time is 50 minutes.Lane one (of three) is closed. Traffic was already slow here following a separate break down earlier. Stafford Services is located between J15 and J14. 14:21Lane closure on M6One lane closed due to broken down vehicle on M6 Southbound from J19 A556 (Knutsford) to J18 A54 Middlewich Road (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel). Traffic is coping well.Lane one (of four) is closed. 13:19A50 Victoria Road accidentA50 Victoria Road in both directions partially blocked, slow traffic due to accident near Dewsbury Road. Not too far from Aldi.13:19A50 accidentReports of accident on A50 Westbound at A521 Uttoxeter Road (Tesco Roundabout / Caverswall / Meir Park). Reported to be near to B&Q.13:19M6 slow in Cheshire One lane closed and slow traffic due to accident on M6 Northbound from J16 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent / Crewe) to J17 A534 Old Mill Road (Sandbach / Crewe). Lane one (of four) is closed. This is a separate incident to the broken down lorry on the exit slip from Sandbach Services.13:18Heritage train tracks catch fire after gas pipe ignites (Image: Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service)The train tracks of a heritage railway in the Staffordshire Moorlands caught fire when a gas pipe ignited. Full story.13:02M6 northbound in Cheshire M6 Northbound lane closed on slip road from the services due to broken down lorry at Sandbach Services. Traffic is coping well. Lane one (of two) is closed as you exit Sandbach services to join back onto the M6. Services located just before J17. 12:53A500 traffic Heavy traffic on A500 D Road at A53 Etruria Road / Etruria Way (Basford Roundabout).12:39Bucknall Road slowUsual congestion on Bucknall Road inbound from A52 Leek Road (Lime Kiln Traffic Lights) to Hanley Town centre.12:37Lane two reopenedLane one (of three) is closed due to the stranded lorry, which has two burst tyres. Lane two reopened at around 12:30. Stafford Services are located between J15 and J14. 12:37Porthill Road slowA527 Porthill Road busy but moving at A500 D Road / Longbridge Hayes Road / Longbridge Hayes Road (Porthill Bank). 12:29Long M6 delaysTwo lanes closed, severe delays and queueing traffic due to lorry having a tyre changed on M6 Southbound between J14 A34 (Stafford North) and J13 A449 (Stafford South). Congestion to Stafford Services. In the roadworks area. Travel time is 60 minutes.Lanes one and two (of three) are now closed due to the stranded lorry, which has two burst tyres. Stafford Services are located between J15 and J14. 12:28M6 traffic easingTraffic easing, earlier broken down car on M6 Northbound from J14 A34 (Stafford North) to M6 (Stafford Services).Lane one (of three) was closed in the roadworks area but reopened at around 11:25. The services are located between J14 and J15. 12:09Heavy traffic on A500Heavy traffic on A500 D Road Southbound around A527 Porthill Road (Porthill Bank). Travel time is five minutes. 12:01Moorland Road congestionUsual congestion on B5051 Moorland Road / Ford Green Road at A5272 High Lane (Smallthorne Roundabout). 11:40A34 Newcastle Road Slow traffic on A34 Newcastle Road between Springfield Retail Park and A500 D Road (Hanford Interchange). 11:29Broken down car on M6Slow traffic due to earlier broken down car on M6 Northbound from J14 A34 (Stafford North) to M6 (Stafford Services). In the roadworks area.Lane one (of three) was closed in the roadworks area but reopened at around 11:25. The services are located between J14 and J15. 11:05Woman injured after collision between HGV and car (Image: Google)A woman in her twenties received minor injuries after being involved in a two-vehicle collision. Full story.11:04Issues on the M610:46M6 sheepOne lane closed and slow traffic due to reports of two Sheep on road and broken down lorry on M6 Southbound from J14 A34 (Stafford North) to J13 A449 (Stafford South). In the roadworks area. Lane one (of three) is closed due to the broken down lorry. Hello and welcome to StokeonTrentLive’s breaking news service bringing you all the latest updates from Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire on Friday, June 7. Our team of reporters will be updating this live service with all the latest on the traffic and travel and weather updates – as well as news and entertainment through the day. We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates in our live news feed below. For the latest news and breaking news visit www.stokeontrentlive.co.uk Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you. Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLivelast_img read more