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WITHDRAWN! Sprinter Julien Dunkley axed from Olympic team – BIG DISAPPOINTMENT!!!!!!!

Posted by Dresonic on July 29, 2008

Julien Dunkley competing in the men’s 100 metres at the National Championships at the National Stadium last month. (Photo: Bryan Cummings)

The name of 32-year-old sprinter Julien Dunkley was yesterday withdrawn from the list of 53 track and field athletes originally posted on the Jamaica Olympic Association (JOA) website.

That list, including athletes from the three other sporting disciplines, was submitted to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for entry to the 2008 Beijing Olympics in China.

However, Dunkley, who was sixth in the 100 metres final at the National Championships from June 27-29, has not been identified by the JOA as the athlete who tested positive for the banned substance Boldenone, and who was withdrawn from the team yesterday.

“We’ve received the formal notification from the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) and we have to comply now with a certain process in accordance with their rule, (37), of their constitution,” JOA president Mike Fennell told the Observer yesterday afternoon.

“This, of course, includes the advising of the athlete and giving the athlete five days to respond as to whether testing is required (for the) “B” sample or whether he accepts the finding based on the testing of the “A” sample,” the JOA boss added.

He noted that the male athlete, who was verbally advised of his positive result last Friday by the Jamaica Amateur Athletics Association (JAAA), was also faxed a written confirmation yesterday. Read the rest of this entry »

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JAMAICANS PLEASE READ THIS SH*T – WHAT A BAG OF CRAP

Posted by Dresonic on July 2, 2008

THIS ARTICLE IS NOT WORTHY OF MY SITE BUT I MUST SHOW MY FELLOW JAMAICANS HOW THE WORLD IS BIAS AND BAD MINDED ESPECIALLY THE BIG U.S. OF A.I RECENTLY SAW THIS ARTICLE ON A WEBSITE AND I MUST THIS IS THE MOST SH*T OF WRITING I HAVE EVER SEEN. THIS ARTICLE WAS CLEARLY WRITTEN BY SOME WHO KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT TRACK AND FIELD. WITH STATEMENTS LIKE THIS : “It’s the kind of computation Gay likes, because, in his way of thinking, it allows him to remain out of the media glare. Let Bolt and fellow Jamaican Asafa Powell bask in it.” IT MAKES ME MADE AS A JAMAICAN. BUT GAY WILL GET HIS ASS HANDED TO HIM WHEN THE OLYMPICS ARRIVE!!!!!


EUGENE, Ore. – Probably the guy least impressed with the fastest 100 meters in history is the guy who actually ran it.

Tyson Gay shrugged, flashed an awkward smile and was generally dismissive after winning the 100 at the U.S. Olympic Trials yesterday in a preposterous 9.68 seconds (you read that right), which would be a world record had the Hayward Field wind gauge not read plus-4.1 meters per second – over the allowable limit of 2.0 mps for record purposes.

How was his race?

“It was OK,” he said.

But this is Gay, who breaks records and also breaks the mold of your typical world-class sprinter – the trash-talking, gesture-making, self-promoting, expletive-spewing mass of tattooed muscles. Gay, 25, is a mama’s boy from Arkansas who goes to church, watches what he eats and gets to bed on time.

He speaks in a near whisper. He lets others provide the superlatives.

“Amazing,” said Harvey Glance, a gold-medal sprinter from the 1976 Olympics and now an assistant U.S. sprint coach. “That’s a pretty historic moment. I don’t care what conditions you are running in. Nine-six is extraordinary.” Read the rest of this entry »

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JAMAICA NATIONAL TRIALS – MENS 100M FINALS

Posted by Dresonic on June 29, 2008

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Powell, Bolt cruise into Jamaica semi-finals

Posted by Dresonic on June 28, 2008

THE world’s two fastest men, Usain Bolt and Asafa Powell, have cruised into the semi-finals of the men’s 100m at Jamaica’s Olympic track and field trials. Powell was the more aggressive in his heat, racing to victory in season-best 9.90 seconds.

“I am just using this as my practice going into Beijing,” Powell said.

He continued to play down a clash with Bolt. Asked about the showdown, he replied, “whatever it takes to get to Beijing, I will be there”.

Bolt, in heat one, stopped the clock in 10.19 seconds.

“I came out here this evening to get a feel of the track and the atmosphere, but will come back tomorrow to take care of business,” Bolt said.

Reigning Olympic 200m champion Veronica Campbell meanwhile booked her spot in the women’s event.
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own won heat one in 11.28 seconds but Kerron Stewart stole the show, winning heat three in 10.99 – the day’s fastest time.

Shelly-Ann Fraser (11.01) and Sherone Simpson (11.11) recorded the next-best times.

In the men’s 400m hurdles, Isa Phillips, who won heat one in a season-best 48.78 seconds, leads Markino Buckley (49.21) and Danny McFarlane, the silver medalist from Athens (49.54) into Sunday’s final (EST).

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Asafa versus Bolt after easy wins in heats

Posted by Dresonic on June 28, 2008

Former world 100 metres record holder Asafa Powell and Kerron Stewart sounded a signal of things to come in today’s finals of the men’s and women’s 100 metres by posting sub-10 and sub-11 times respectively on yesterday’s first day of competition at the Supreme Ventures National Senior Track and Field championships at the National Stadium.

Running in lane three of heat two, Powell exploded from the blocks and powered to the tape in 9.90 seconds ( wind 1.5m/s), beating his nearest rival and training partner Winston Barnes (10.33) by 0.43secs.

Former 100m world record holder Asafa Powell (left) and current world record holder Usain Bolt on their way to easy wins in last night’s men’s 100-metre heats at the National Stadium. Powell clocked an impressive 9.90 seconds, while Bolt cruised to 10.19 seconds. The two fastest men on the planet will sqaure off for national honours today in the semis scheduled for 6:20 pm and the final slated for 7:55 pm. (Photos: Bryan Cummings)

On the women’s side, Kerron Stewart looked impressive in posting 10.99secs, the fastest time heading into today’s semi-finals.

The 2007 NCAA 200m champions exploded from the blocks and left Shelly-Ann Fraser (11.02secs PB) and 2006 Commonwealth 200m champions Sherone Simpson (11.11secs) in her wake. Title-holder and reigning world champions Veronica Campbell ran conservatively to win heat one in 11.28 ahead of Nickesha Anderson (11.33) and Aleen Bailey (11.33).

Samantha Henry, formerly of the Queens High School, also recorded a personal best of 11.16secs to win ahead of Sheri-Ann Brooks (11.26) and Simone Facey (11.34secs) respectively.

Isa Phillips enters today’s final of the men’s 400m hurdles with the fastest time, having clocked a season best 48.78 seconds to beat defending champion and Olympic silver medlallist Danny McFarlane (49.54) in heat one.

Kenia Sinclair, the 2006 commonwealth silver medallist, and Aldwyn Sappleton leads all qualifiers for tomorrow’s final of the 800 metres.

Sinclair shrugged off a spiking incident on the first lap to post 2:02.87 seconds, beating Neisha Bernard Thomas of Grenada (2:03.23) and Mellissa D-Leon of Trinidad & Tobago (2:06.19). Sappleton looked composed in producing 1:51.06secs to win heat two of the men’s equivalent.

The heptathlon was postponed because only one athlete, Peaches Roach, reported for the 100m hurdles – the first of the seven-event discipline.

Eleven finals are down to be completed on today’s second day of competition, including the men’s and women’s 100m.

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Chelsea Hammond leaps into Beijing Olympics

Posted by Dresonic on June 28, 2008

Despite not jumping anywhere near her best this season, Chelsea Hammond did enough to book her ticket to Beijing this summer after retaining her long jump title on yesterday’s first day of the JAAA National Senior Championships at the National Stadium.

Hammond, who is the only Jamaican female long jumper with an Olympic ‘B’ standard, won the event with a best jump of 6.16m and later said she would be “happy with anything right now” while admitting it was a tough day.

Chelsea Hammond in her jump of 6.16m at the JAAA National Senior Championships at the National Stadium last evening. (Photo: Bryan Cummings)

Hammond who suffered an injury after winning the event last year and missed the IAAF World Championships in Osaka, Japan has a season best 6.69m and said she would use the time between now and the Olympic Games to prepare, “just keep doing what I have been doing, training hard”.

Hammond’s best jump last night came on her fifth attempt and was accompanied by a -0.7m/s wind.

He second best attempt was 6.57m done on her final attempt which was still better than second placed Jovanee Jarrett’s 6.52m while Nolle Graham was third with 6.49m.
National record holder Elva Goulbourne was fourth with a best of 6.42m.

Former World Championship gold medalist Trecia Smith will try to make the team today when she lines up to defend her title in the triple jump against a small field of five athletes.

Smith who is recovering from a back injury suffered in Osaka last year has not been competing this year but told the Observer this week, “I’ve been quietly preparing… I didn’t have the surgery because it wasn’t necessary.”

The former Manning’s School and Pittsburg University student said she has had “several MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans done after the inflammation went down and it is a central protrusion, but it does not require surgery and I’ve been managing that and I started training in October,” Smith explained.

Louisiana State University’s Andrea Linton who has a season best 13.57m will also be in the field.

Former St Hughes High athlete, 21-year-old Phelecia Reynolds, now attending Louisiana Tech won her first national senior title when she took the women’s discus throw in 45.15m
The LA Tech junior holder and Western Athletics Conference (WAC) champion who came in with a season and personal best 51.69m, beat Genneva Greaves of MVP Track Club- 42.00m and former Vere Technical Girls Champs winner Kenisha Throughsingh- 40.55m.

Aundre Clarke of the University of Technology retained the men’s javelin throw with a best mark of 61.58m, just better than the 61.27m he threw to win last year.

Michael Chambers of GC Foster College was second with 50.28m while Wilton Peart was third with 36.34m.

Zara Northover will defend her shot put title this afternoon and will start favourite to win after a personal best 17.01m earlier.

Nadia Alexander of Louisiana Tech who won the discus last year is expected to be her main rival.

The men’s high jump and men’s discuss will also be contested today.

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Jamaica JC College Takes Manning Cup – Dark Blues end 33-year drought

Posted by Dresonic on December 2, 2007

Jamaica College……2
Palmer 45th, Brown 48th
Bridgeport…………..1
Clennon 31st

JAMAICA College ended their 33-year drought with a determined come-from-behind 2-1 win over defending champions Bridgeport to lift the Manning Cup schoolboy football title at the National Stadium yesterday.

Jamaica College captain and goalkeeper Oliver Walker (centre) and teammates celebrate with the coveted ISSA/Pepsi/Digicel Manning Cup trophy after beating Bridgeport 2-1 in the final at the National Stadium yesterday. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)

JC were notching their 20th lien on the coveted Corporate Area football crown. Waterford won the third place play-off with a 5-2 thrashing of Kingston College in the curtain-raiser.

Midfielder Ramone Palmer (45th) and left-back De Andre Brown (48th) scored in either half to cancel out Andre Clennon’s 31st-minute strike, as JC ended unbeaten with a record of 11 wins and four draws from 15 games, after scoring an impressive 60 goals.

Both teams started tentatively before Bridgeport went ahead through last season’s Most Valuable Player, Clennon.
Left unmarked at the back post, the burly striker slammed his right-footer past ‘keeper Oliver Walker after Darren Mattock dribbled around De Andre Brown down the left flank to whip in a measured cross. It was only the sixth goal allowed by JC in the competition.

JC midfielder Ramone Palmer (foreground) attempts to control a ball ahead of Bridgeport’s Adrian King (partially hidden) during yesterday’s Manning Cup final at the National Stadium. JC won 2-1. (Photo: Garfield Robinson)

Bridgeport then missed two glorious chances as JC chased the game. Andre Steele – with time and space – kicked over the crossbar from 10 yards in the 41st minute before Clennon’s shot from a tight angle was cleared off the line by Kemar Douglas in the 44th.

With memories of their 0-3 Walker Cup loss to Calabar fresh in their minds, the Dark Blues engineered an equaliser in the very next minute on the stroke of half-time.

The hard-working De Andre Brown received a pass from goalkeeper Walker at the half-line before sending his high, looping pass into the path of Palmer, who outsprinted two defenders before lobbing advancing Bridgeport custodian Geovannie Smith in one motion to level the score at 1-1 with his 12th goal in the competition.

Three minutes into the second period, the Alfred Henry-coached boys from Old Hope Road clinched the winner. Introduced into the game in the 46th minute, substitute Adrian Christian dribbled past two defenders down the right flank before delivering an accurate cross to De Andre Brown at the back post, who rifled his left-footer past the diving Smith to seal JC’s first hold on the trophy since 1974, when they defeated KC 1-0 in the final.

Henry told the Sunday Observer he was always confident of winning the title, even when they conceded the first goal.
“We didn’t have any problem. I wasn’t one bit worried… because we know we would win the game,” the affable Henry said.

“We were playing the better football; we just wanted to make the adjustment at half-time, which we did, and we got the result,” he added.

JC pocketed the winners’ cheque of J$175,000 and the symbol of Corporate Area schoolboy supremacy, while Bridgeport collected J$75,000.

Bridgeport’s coach Anthony Patrick blamed the loss on tactical indiscipline.

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Greensleeves releases 12-Inch Rulers compilation

Posted by Dresonic on July 23, 2007

Twelve-Inch Rulers is the first in a series of compilations which have been released to coincide with the 30th anniversary of Greensleeves Records.

The series concentrates on those classic 12-inch singles that Greensleeves has released over the years and those that have never been released on compact disc. The series will be spilt into producer and genre selections such as Dub, DJ, Vocal and Dancehall.

This first selection zooms in on the talents of the late Henry Junjo Lawes, a producer who had a very special relationship with Greensleeves which dates back to 1979. Back then, Lawes had scored big with Barrington Levy’s Englishman.

Kingston-based Lawes continued to supply Greensleeves with sparse and heavy productions that were to dominate reggae’s emergent dancehall culture for the next few years. Lawes was to later discover a wealth of newcomers, including Scientist, Yellowman, Eek-A-Mouse, Josey Wales, Wailing Souls, Ranking Toyan and Frankie Paul, all of whom released breakthrough albums on Greensleeves.

All tracks on the 12-inch Rulers compilation were recorded at Channel One and mixed by Scientist, Soljie and Barnabas at King Tubby’s studio. Most of the tracks featured here have never appeared on compact disc before. The Wailing Souls single Firehouse Rock is exclusive to this release. Read the rest of this entry »

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PIECE OF THE DAY -Inna di bus- Written By Yanique

Posted by Dresonic on May 14, 2007

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For all those of you who are not from Jamaica/ the Caribbean, the title simple means ‘In the bus.’ This is a topic that I’ve always stewed in my mind and now I’m just venting.

The public transportation system here in Jamaica is a joke, especially if you live in the Kingston region and you have to take the bus to school in the mornings. Unfortunatley, I was subjected to the horrible experience yesterday AND this morning also.

First of all I must say that the bus system does serve to be of some historical use as now almost more than 80% of Jamaicans have had glimpses of what it was like when the slaves were packed like sardines in ships to cross the Atlantic to the Americas. So we now have one more thing in common with our ancestors. If the bus capacity is 40, I can assure you that here in Ja that bus would fit at least 150. Ok ok, maybe I exaggerated. It might fit 100. You become intimately close to the person next to you, behind you and infront of you. You and your neighbours become one. It seems as though our national motto takes on a literal meaning…”Out of many, one people.” Read the rest of this entry »

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JAMPRO Introduces ‘Sound of Jamaica’

Posted by Dresonic on January 22, 2007

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Eight of the 10 artistes chosen to represent Jamaica at this year’s staging of MIDEM in Cannes, France, were showcased at a Preview Show and Press Briefing at JAMPRO’s head office, Trafalgar Road, New Kingston on Tuesday night.

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