Athletes impress in field events

first_imgWHILE most attention was being focused on track events at last Saturday’s Digicel/PUMA Youngster Goldsmith Classic inside the National Stadium, athletes in the field were making their mark with some strong performances, with Excelsior High’s Shanice Love leading the way.Love, who is conditioned by outstanding throwing coach, Michael Vassell, remained unbeaten this season after a splendid 51.92 metres to win the girls Class One discus.Former Buff Bay High School top female thrower, Fiona Richards, who is now competing for Edwin Allen High, shared the spotlight as she was a double winner. Richards, who will not be eligible for this year’s ISSA Boys and Girls’ Championships, captured the Class Two discus with 48.27m, before winning the shot put with 15.46m.Other outstanding female performances came from Kimberly Lugg of Excelsior and Sanique Burgher of Edwin Allen. Lugg captured the girl’s Class Three discus with 35.00m, while Burgher soared 1.75m in winning the Class Three high jump.Field events could play a major role in deciding the title at Champs this year and many of the top athletes were on show.Calabar High’s Class One thrower, Warren Barrett Jr, stayed unbeaten in the discus and shot put. He easily won the shot put with 19.30m, way ahead of second-place finisher, Vashon McCarthy, of Jamaica College (JC), with 14.86m.UPSETThere was an upset in the boys’ triple jump Open, as Campion College’s Jordan Scott surprised JC’s Obrien Wasome. Scott won with 15.81m, while Wasome had to settle for second with 15.44m.Otherwise, JC showed their strength in the jumps with Clayton Brown getting the better of St Jago High’s Lushane Wilson in the Class One high jump. An event which will be worth going miles to see at Champs, Brown cleared the bar at 2.18m to beat Wilson, 2.15m.Other JC athletes, Paketo Dudley (7.25m) in the Class One long jump and John Mark Rainford, (5.79m) in the Class Three long jump, also won.Kingston College’s Zico Campbell was a double winner in the boys’ Class Two throws. Campbell, formerly of Glenmuir High, took the discus with 53.18m and the shot put with an impressive 17.96m.last_img read more

Aureus Mining to Begin Gold Production in Liberia Soon

first_imgAUREUS Mining, a mineral company prospecting for gold in Grand Cape Mount County, is expected to begin full production in July next year, the company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) David Reading said.Giving the assurance on October 27, at the Lands, Mines and Energy Ministry during a press briefing, Mr. Reading disclosed that from what it has discovered, Aureus Mining will be producing 120,000 ounces of gold each year and providing employment opportunities for 300 Liberians.Mr. Reading said he is impressed by the level of progress made and emphasized that the mine will be the largest commercial gold mine in Liberia.Mr. Reading added that though impressive progress is being made, there are logistical challenges that his company needs to overcome such as poor infrastructure that creates difficulty in moving logistics to the site.Mr Reed said he looks forward to the level of cooperation that would ensure that the country benefits from the proceeds of this valuable resource.He appealed for the cooperation of Liberians as well as the government to overcome additional challenges moving in of logistics and people into the country safely.Regarding the expected revenue intake, Mr. Reading said an ounce of gold may be sold for US$150, underscoring that more revenue generation could be derived from the price of the commodity.He disclosed that the company obtained a loan of US$250 million for its investment in Grand Cape Mount County. Mr. Reed did not name the bank providing the loan facility.Speaking earlier, Lands, Mines and Energy Minister Patrick Sendolo said the gold mine will be the first commercial gold mine in the country.He said this development has for a long time been going on and significant progress has been made there to ensure the mine will be in full operation soon.He indicated that despite the health crisis the Liberian Government is trying to do all it can in the mining sector so that Liberians will not lose hope.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Ban mobile phones for girls: BJP MLA

first_imgIn a controversial demand, mayor of Aligarh Shakuntala Bharti and a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from the area Sanjeev Raja demanded that school girls should not be allowed to carry mobile phones. While speaking at an event at the Uday Singh Inter College in Aligarh, Ms. Bharti, who has courted controversies in the past, said, “Why do young schoolgoing girls need mobile phones? It is one of the reasons why girls of Aligarh are going in a wrong direction and meeting wrong people.” Parents’ responsibilityWhile agreeing with Ms. Bharti, Mr. Rana said, “I wonder why young girls cover their faces while riding motorbikes. It is like the idea of using mobile phones when all they have to do is go to school from home and come back home from school. It is the parents’ responsibility to prohibit girls from covering their faces.”last_img read more

The European Commission should be in a position to

first_imgThe European Commission should be in a position to deliver a complete Telecoms Single Market package by Easter next year, based on a “radical legislative compromise”, according to Neelie Kroes, EC vice-president.Addressing the European Parliament, Kroes said: “This is the opportunity to stand up and be counted. I will fight with my last breath to get us there together.”Kroes said radical action was needed to stimulate the digital economy, but that this would require compromises from member states “because everyone will have to give in order to get”.“I am not promising a single market package that gives you everything you dreamed of. This package will have to strike a sensitive balance if we are to agree it quickly,” Kroes told the Parliament. “But I am promising to spend the next 12 months building a bridge with you to our citizens, your constituents. Whether they need it for travel, for trade, or for transactions – our people need this reform. Everyone loves the benefits of EU price cuts to roaming. It is the one thing even ‘Eurocritics’ agree the EU did well. And it could never have happened without the EU.”Kroes said that a strong single market package was a way to break the logjam that prevented telecom and digital issues other than roaming from reaching the top of the European political agenda and that parliamentarians had a responsibility to deliver this.“In telecoms, of all sectors, there is no place for borders. It’s called a worldwide web for a reason. There is no other sector of our incomplete European single market where the barriers are so unneeded, and yet so high. The time for change is now,” said Kroes.last_img read more

Adidas loses EU court battle over three stripe design

first_img The three parallel stripes seen adorning everything from running shoes to sports bags and the sleeves of t-shirts are “an ordinary figurative mark”, the General Court of the European Union ruled.The court, the EU’s second highest tribunal, upheld a 2016 ruling by the bloc’s intellectual property regulator cancelling the registration of the three-stripe design as a trademark following a challenge by a Belgian shoe company.”The General Court of the EU confirms the invalidity of the Adidas EU trade mark which consists of three parallel stripes applied in any direction,” the court said in a statement.Adidas had not proved the motif had acquired a “distinctive character” throughout the 28 countries of the bloc that would qualify for legal protection, the court said.”The mark is not a pattern mark composed of a series of regularly repetitive elements, but an ordinary figurative mark,” the court said.The ruling is the latest round in a long legal tussle between Adidas and Belgian rival Shoe Branding Europe, which as far back as 2009 won trademark status for a two-stripe design, triggering court action from the German firm.Adidas said in a statement it was “disappointed” with the ruling, but said it only applied to one specific version of the motif—three thick black lines in parallel separated by two thinner white lines.The ruling “does not impact on the broad scope of protection that Adidas has on its well-known 3-Stripe mark in various forms in Europe,” the company said.”Whilst we are disappointed with the decision, we are further evaluating it and are welcoming the useful guidance that the court will give us for protecting our 3-Stripe mark applied to our products in whichever direction in the future.”Adidas said it had not decided whether to appeal against Wednesday’s decision at the European Court of Justice, the bloc’s highest court. German sportswear giant Adidas on Wednesday lost a legal battle to trademark its “three stripe” motif in the EU, as a court ruled the design was not distinctive enough to deserve protection. Adidas won’t lose its stripes, but could lose the ability to prevent competitors from using similar designs in the EU Louboutin wins EU court battle over red-soled shoes © 2019 AFPcenter_img Citation: Adidas loses EU court battle over ‘three stripe’ design (2019, June 19) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2019-06-adidas-eu-court-stripe.html This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Explore furtherlast_img read more