Oral Tracey: Usain Bolt should pay me (lol)

first_img PIVOTAL ROLE In all fairness, some unique and significant credit should be given for the pivotal role I played in the success story of Bolt. The mere fact that those stinging words resonated with him through the ebbs and flows of his now mega successful career suggests that those words helped to motivate, if not inspire, the now greatest sprinter of all time to the lofty heights he has attained. Criticism tends to spark the fire of excellence, and Bolt has risen above many challenges, including some moments worthy of criticism, to be now blazing a furnace of excellence. Even his exploits at last year’s World Championships in Beijing when the odds were stacked against him because of poor form and injuries, with the debate raging as to whether he would be able to overcome the challenge of a then marauding Gatlin, Bolt must have been well aware that in my capacity as his ‘main motivator’, I was early and emphatic in my prediction that he would lose to Gatlin in that 100-metre final. It is also reasonable to assume that Bolt, and the innate champion in him, must have drawn some motivation from that swirling sentiment, which helped him to put in that extra work needed to overcome the odds and prove the critics wrong in the emphatic way he did. During the last decade spanning the 2005 World Championships, through the thick and thin and ups and downs up to the 2015 Beijing World Championships, I genuinely believe that my motivational role in the building of Bolt the athlete and Bolt the brand has been immeasurable. In my retort to Bolt’s recent accusations, I suggested publicly that I was preparing an invoice to be delivered for my services. The big man subsequently responded on Twitter that he was looking forward to receiving that invoice. The tabulation continues, and the invoice will be delivered as I look forward to the day when l will be finally and adequately compensated. When Usain Bolt accused me of calling him a ‘sell-out’ who ‘sold out’ to Justin Gatlin in that infamous 200 metres final at the 2005 World Championships in Helsinki I reacted with dismay, knowing that I had never, called, and would never call Bolt a sell-out. For the record, I want to here and now categorically deny calling Bolt a sell-out. Desperate attempts are still being made to find the relevant commentary aired on August 11, 2005, the day of that fateful race, to verify that what I did say was that Bolt’s decision to jog the last 70 or 80 metres of that race was an act of cowardice, and he should have stopped if he was injured instead of walking to the line. I maintain to this day that it was a reasonable criticism of Bolt’s performance on that particular occasion, an opinion that many Jamaicans somehow equate with writing off the then emerging sprinter. There is, however, a fundamental difference between writing off an athlete and being critical of a specific performance by that athlete. Absolutely no one is beyond criticism, which in and of itself when merited is not necessarily a bad thing. It is how the individual responds to criticism that determines the effect of that criticism. I remember being confronted personally by Bolt about the particular incident in question. I remember telling him that my critique of him was not meant to tear him down, but to make him a better and stronger athlete and that those harsh words seemed to have done him well.last_img read more


PDM reviews to improve accountability synergy says Premier

first_img ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Related Items:#magneticmedianews The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, February 21, 2017 – Reviews of Statutory boards and overhauls of systems are a focus of the new PDM Administration and in speaking to Magnetic Media this past Saturday, during the Middle Caicos mini regatta, the Premier said her team is pushing the procurement process which has seen changes for the swifter granting of tenders.“We are yet to commission a major one on the statutory bodies, but there are reviews going on with individual statutory bodies, a large number of them fall under me, so we are looking at them individually.  And then we look at them collectively to control expenditure and to make sure that we are all in sync and that we don’t have little governments that are functioning alongside national government, and that’s where we are.  But it is along the line of making sure that it functions properly, and also to control expenditure and to do what it is set out to do, and people are going to feel us in that area.”The Budget Communication, said Premier Sharlene Robinson, who is also the Finance Minister will come before the constitutional deadline of July; it will be presented in the House of Assembly in May.#MagneticMediaNewslast_img read more


WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB The Best Stories From Wilmingtons Newspapers

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below are recent articles about Wilmington — published online between October 14, 2018 to October 21, 2018 — that residents should consider reading:Wilmington Town CrierGet scared at the Wilmington Town Museum by Heather BurnsEarly voting returns in Wilmington this Monday by Lizzy HillKids reaped fun at Harvest Festival by Mary LeachUpdate on local substance abuse initiatives by Lizzie McDermottLace ’em up: skating rink comes to town by Heather BurnsTown Manager’s contract renewed for three years by Lizzie McDermottWilmington Town Crier sports stories can be read HERE.Wilmington AdvocateNoneWilmington PatchNoneLowell SunMemory care open for those with dementia by Kori TuittState rep candidates to debate in Billerica, WilmingtonWilmington High makes its Hall of Fame ’18 SelectionsHearing on detox facility postponed by Kori TuittStudent exodus worries Brand by Kori TuittLike Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedWILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”WILMINGTON AROUND THE WEB: The Best Stories From Wilmington’s NewspapersIn “Community”last_img read more


WWDC 2013 Apple Gives Sneak Peek of Next Gen Mac Pro

first_imgThe wait is finally over. Apple has officially unveiled its all new Mac Pro sporting a sleek, cylindrical design in what is called a ‘sneak peek’ into the next generation Pro at its Worldwide Developers Conference held in San Francisco on Monday.The all new revamped Mac Pro desktop computer features a unified thermal core which will keep the machine cool and is powered by Intel Xeon E5 processors based on Ivy Bridge micro-architecture and sports dual workstation-class GPUs, Thunderbolt 2, PCIe-based flash storage and ultra fast ECC memory.  At 9.9 inches height, Mac Pro is just around one-eighth of Mac Pro Tower and is referred to as the most radical of them all by Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing.”With the latest Xeon processors, dual FirePro GPUs, ECC memory, PCIe-based flash and Thunderbolt 2, all built around a revolutionary thermal core, the next generation Mac Pro is the most radical Mac yet,” Schiller said in a statement.With its dual AMD FirePro workstation-class GPUs, the all-new Mac Pro will have nearly 2.5 times faster graphic performance than the current versions and will give around 7 teraflops of PC power. It can also run three 4K displays at one time. The PCIe featured in the Mac Pro will be ten times quicker than the current hard drives available and the four-channel ECC DDR3 memory is enabled to deliver 60GBps storage bandwidth.”With all the power, the new Mac Pro lets you seamlessly edit full -resolution 4k video while simultaneously rendering effects in the background.” assures Apple in press statement.”Each of the six Thunderbolt 2 ports supports up to six daisy-chained devices, giving you the ability to connect up to 36 high-performance peripherals. Thunderbolt 2 is completely backwards compatible with existing Thunderbolt peripherals and allows you to transfer data between Macs faster and easier than ever.”Unlike its predecessor which had a pair of 16-lane PCI Express 2.0 slots and dual 4-lane PCL Express 2.0 slots, the new Mac Pro will be missing on the expansion slots, quite a noteworthy change. The Mac Pro to be shipped later this year is going to be assembled in the US.last_img read more


Mahesh Babus Maharshi teaser on the verge of shattering Rajinikanths Petta record

first_imgMaharshiTwitterMahesh Babu has once again proved his popularity as the teaser from his upcoming movie Maharshi has amassed record-number of hits on YouTube. In about 48 hours, the clip has garnered over 15 million views. The teaser presents him in stylish avatars. He mouths inspirational words aimed to lift the spirit of the youths. Stepping into the shoes of a college student ‘Rishi’, the actor has charmed the audience with his chocolate boy looks.After promising a Ugadi and Gudi Padwa surprise, Mahesh Babu treated his fans with the much-awaited teaser of his upcoming next on Saturday, April 6. Ever since the teaser released, the actor’s look in a checkered suit stepping out of a helicopter in an exquisite location and his powerful dialogue in the custody has left the fans crazy. It is now on the verge of beating the teaser record of Rajinikanth’s Petta which amassed 15,637,517 hits till the story went for publishing. In the Mahesh Babu’s latest movie, the actor will be also portraying the role of a high-profile successful entrepreneur, a man who never loses. Maharshi marks the 25th film of the Superstar and is a very close and special project for him. The film is all set to hit the theatres on May 9.With about a month to go for the film’s release, the fans can expect songs from the movie to be unveiled one after the other in the weeks to come before the big pre-release event. The Telugu movie has Pooja Hegde playing the female lead with Meenakshi Dixit and Sonal Chauhan doing key roles. Allari Naresh has enacted an important character, while Jagapathi Babu, Sai Kumar, Prakash Raj, Jayasudha, Vennela Kishore, Pavitra Lokesh and host of other supporting artistes are part of the cast.last_img read more


Dengue outbreak 2 children die 2176 more hospitalised

first_imgTwo people, including a child, have died of dengue and 2,176 new patients have been hospitalised across the country as the number of dengue infections has marked a rise again after a fall for two consecutive days, reports UNB.The new deaths were recorded in Dinajpur and Barishal on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning while the new infections in 24 hours till Saturday morning.A teenage girl, hailing from Thakurgaon, succumbed to the mosquito-borne fever at Dinajpur General Hospital on Friday afternoon.The deceased is Opi Rani Saha, 17, daughter of Anukul Chandra Roy of Lehemba village in Ranishankail upazila of Thakurgaon.AH Anwarul Islam, civil surgeon of Thakurgaon, said Opi was admitted to Thakurgaon Modern Hospital on 5 August after being diagnosed with dengue after her return from Dhaka on 4 August.She was referred to M Abdur Rahim Medical College Hospital in Dinajpur on Friday following deterioration of her condition.However, she was taken to Dinajpur General Hospital as she fell unconscious on the way. Physicians declared her dead when she was brought to the hospital, the civil surgeon said.Family sources said Opi enrolled in a coaching centre in the capital for university admission after passing the Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) examination from Rangpur Cantonment Public School and College.In Barishal, Rusha, 10, hailing from Jhalakati district, died at Sher-e-Bangla Medical College Hospital on Saturday morning, said Bakir Hossain, director of the hospital.Rusha was admitted to the hospital around 8:30pm on Friday with dengue and breathed her last around 9am.The new dengue infections saw a rise by 174 than Friday’s 2,002. Of these, 1,065 cases were reported from Dhaka alone.The number of dengue patients came down to 2,002 on Friday from Thursday’s 2,326 and Wednesday’s 2,428.The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) prepared the data based on reports sent to it by 40 hospitals, including 30 private ones.Since January, 38,844 patients were admitted to hospitals with dengue and 29,395 recovered, the government said.Currently, 9,420 patients, including children, are undergoing treatment at hospitals.Official data show the death toll as 29 but unofficial estimates suggest the number much higher.last_img read more