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CShout1's Blog – August 2012 Archive (14)

Jamaican conquers iconic Swiss mountain

JAMAICAN climber Darren Jordon achieved another mountaineering landmark when he successfully summited the Matterhorn, Switzerland’s iconic peak last week.

At 14,690 feet (4,478 metres), the Matterhorn is one of Europe’s most recognised landmarks, and is widely regarded as one of the continent’s toughest and most challenging mountains to climb.…


Added by CShout1 on August 29, 2012 at 6:39pm — No Comments

She did what she loved

It was a Sunday morning and Janet Bloom Fabres was lying in her bed at her mother’s house in England, wondering and worrying about what she could do to support herself…

Added by CShout1 on August 21, 2012 at 7:41pm — No Comments

Jaime Lee Loy Making people think through ART

“My work is like home to me. It comes from a very real and genuine space, created from real questions. I am only negative when I don't live up to my own standards.” Many of the creations of contemporary artist and writer Jaime Lee Loy may shock, but her aim is to explore rather than to sensationalise some of the…

Added by CShout1 on August 21, 2012 at 7:39pm — No Comments

Trinidad's Heidi Walcott: Too Many Talents to Choose Just one

It’s hard to believe that someone who’s used to sauntering down a catwalk or blowing kisses at the camera would be shy, but amidst breathy, blushy giggles, Heidi Walcott confesses…


Added by CShout1 on August 21, 2012 at 7:36pm — No Comments

Concerns abound for women with disabilities - Maia's Take

JAMAICA ratified the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and signed the optional protocol in 2007, but there are concerns that women and children living with disabilities here continue to battle discrimination.

The concerns were raised by the International Disability Alliance (IDA) during the recently held 52nd session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), held at the UN Commission in New York.…


Added by CShout1 on August 16, 2012 at 6:34pm — No Comments

Valiant strides - Jamaica's 4x100-metre women's team sets national record

JAMAICA PICKED up its 10th medal at…


Added by CShout1 on August 11, 2012 at 5:50pm — 1 Comment

How do you say 36.84? Booyah!!!!!

Usain Bolt won his third gold medal of the 2012 Olympics as he anchored Jamaica's sprint relay team to a sensational world record.



Added by CShout1 on August 11, 2012 at 5:36pm — No Comments

The Lightning BOLT strikes again & again!!!!!!!!!!!!

Usain Bolt gets his double-double.Bolt led a Jamaican sweep of the 200 meters, matching the fourth fastest time ever, 19.32, identical to Michael Johnson's winning time in 1996. With the win, Bolt became the first man to sweep the 100 and 200 at consecutive Olympics. He was merely one stride ahead…


Added by CShout1 on August 9, 2012 at 6:54pm — No Comments

Bolt adds to developing legacy

Tim Layden - Inside Track and Field

Photo: Bill Frakes - SI

LONDON -- In many ways, this one was better. Four years ago in China, Usain Bolt transformed the 100 meters into performance art, and the Olympics into a soliloquy, winning with such playful arrogance that it seemed less like a competition than…


Added by CShout1 on August 6, 2012 at 8:47pm — 1 Comment

The Lightning BOLT strikes again!!!!!

Usain Bolt turned back the clock to defend his title.Bolt posted an Olympic record 9.63 to become the first man since Carl Lewis to win two straight Olympic 100-meter titles. It was a fast final all around, the fastest times ever by recorded by third-, fourth- and fifth-place finishers, according to the…


Added by CShout1 on August 5, 2012 at 8:57pm — No Comments

Jamaica's Fraser-Pryce wins gold medal in women's 100 meters

LONDON (AP) -- Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica outleaned world champion Carmelita Jeter of the United States and finished in 10.75 seconds Saturday night to win her second consecutive 100-meter Olympic gold medal.

The last woman to win the dash twice in a row was Gail Devers of the U.S. in 1992 and…


Added by CShout1 on August 4, 2012 at 5:36pm — No Comments

Will it take a world record to win the men's 100m?

Based on reports coming out of London that the track inside the Olympic stadium is lightning fast, the world record in the blue riband event could well be shattered given the class of the competitors that have qualified for tomorrow's semi-finals.

The world record is owned by the…


Added by CShout1 on August 4, 2012 at 5:29pm — No Comments

Snoop Dogg becomes Snoop Lion, announces reggae album and film

The Long Beach rapper Snoop Dogg has several iconic traits -- a laid-back and menacing flow, evocatively violent lyrics and a deep affection for cannabis sativa among them. He'll get to keep at least one of those interests in his new incarnation as…


Added by CShout1 on August 1, 2012 at 4:30pm — No Comments

How Jamaica produces top sprinters

LONDON, England, Wednesday August 01, 2012 – Come Sunday, when the fastest men on earth contest the Olympic 100 meters final in London, it will be a major upset if the gold medal does not go to Jamaica.

False starts or injuries aside, Usain Bolt will…


Added by CShout1 on August 1, 2012 at 3:43pm — No Comments

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