Taylor clocks 20.98 over 200m at Anthrick meet

first_imgClass One 800m1. Kellyann Downer (St And) 2:17.79 (R)2. Tamia McLean (XLCR) 2:20.60100m Class Two1. Lyanna Jackson (XLCR) 12.622. Shanelle Walace (Immac) 12.78100m Class One1. Richann Archer (Alpha) 12.552. Leanna Daley (XLCR) 12.62200m Class One1. Renee Shaw (XLCR) 24.592. Tatyana McKenzie (Queens) 24.64200m Class Two1. Lyanna Jackson (XLCR) 25.202. Shanele Wallace (Immac) 25.32Class One Discus1. Tavia Ranger (XLCR) 44.90m2. Kisean Palmer (XLCR) 37.20mClass Two discus1. Kimberly Lugg (XLCR) 37.49m2. SeanaKaye Weright (XLCR) 36.05MClass One High Jump1. Rushelle Jones (XLCR) 1.75m (R)2. Lorean Murray (St And) 1.70mFinal points standingsGIRLS1. Excelsior 390.52. Camperdown 2603. The queens 257.54. Immaculate 188.55. St Andrew High 147.5BOYS1. Kingston College 3512. Calabar 2913. Jamaica College 2024. Wolmer’s Boys’ 152.55. Excelsior 149.5 CALABAR High’s star athlete, Christopher Taylor, made his season debut in grand style at Thursday’s Digicel Anthrick Corporate Development meet at the UWI Usain Bolt Stadium.Taylor, who competed in the 200 metres, showed no signs of rust from a long lay off as he clocked an impressive 20.98 seconds to win the Class One boys 200 metres.Coming into the meet, there were several question marks over Taylor, but his time showed he is close to his best form. He has now qualified for next Saturday’s Digicel Grand Prix finals at National Stadium. Joining him in the final is Excelsior High’s Andel Miller was second in 21.21.More than 20 records were broken at the meet with several coming in the Grand Prix events.Calabar’s Kimar Farquharson sent a strong message to his rivals after smashing the Class Two 800 metres mark. Running on his won for most of the way, Farquharson set a new record of 1:52.92 clipping almost five seconds off the old mark of 1:57.49 which was set last year. Kingston College’s (KC) Aryamanya Rodgers also advanced to the finals of the event. He won his heat in a moderate 1:58.07 to be second overall.Calabar’s other qualifiers on the track in Grand Prix events were Shemar Chambers (48.61) and Anthony Carpenter (48.92) first and second respectively in the Class One boys 400m. Nicquaine Henry (49.26) was first in the Class Two 400m, ahead of KC’s Shantamoi Brown (50.69).Michael Stevens (10.78) was runner-up to Excelsior High’s Malique Scott who clocked the same time in the 100m.KC, who retained the Corporate Area title, also had several qualifiers especially in field events. The field qualifiers were led by Carey McLeod who broke the Class One long jump record with a new mark of 7.29 metres. He is joined in the finals by St George’s College’s Alexander Thompson with 6.99m for second.KC were first and second in Class Two long jump. Shaquille Lowe won with a new record of 7.04m to edge out teammate, Wayne Pinnock (7.03m).Mitchell Bailey (KC) took the Class One high jump with 1.90m ahead of Calabar’s Richard Campbell, second with 1.85m. Zico Campbell took the discus Class One with a throw of 52.58m ahead of Excelsior High’s Phillip Bennett (50.75m). Kemoy Cockett (KC) was second in the Class Two event with 43.82m, behind winner, Shadane Adamson of Calabar with 43.95 metres.Excelsior High were dominant in the girls’ Grand Prix events. The following are the Grand Prix events in which they finished among the top two.SELECTED RESULTSlast_img read more

Canadian oil and natural gas industry supports a new federal task force investigating foreign interference in Canada’s elections

first_imgCALGARY, AB – A new federal task force aimed at combatting foreign interference in Canadian elections is encouraging to The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP).CAPP formally extended its support to the creation of the Security and Intelligence Threats to Elections Task Force (Task Force), whose mandate it is to investigate foreign-funded activists’ influence on Canada’s electoral processes, in a letter submitted to the Government of Canada. The Task Force will address threats to our democratic process and research misleading campaigns that could put Canadians’ futures at risk.According to CAPP several foreign-funded anti-industry groups have claimed to influence Canadian elections, both federally and provincially.- Advertisement -In an article shared by CAPP, The Canadian Press alleges United States-based organizations such as the Tides Foundation has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to affect the outcome of the 2015 election. (Other media reports allege donations have been in the millions). As well, other activist groups have taken credit for influencing the 2017 British Columbia provincial election.CAPP commends the Government of Canada for standing up to foreign-funded activists on behalf of Canadians to put a stop to interference in political processes. Sharing the objective of foreign interference is the same, to put Canada’s political, social, and economic future at risk, along with the livelihoods of everyday Canadians.Further that CAPP expresses that Canadians have the right to choose without foreign influence and every dollar, groups funnel through Canadian activist groups, is a dollar aimed at diminishing Canada’s reputation as a global leader and an attempt to manipulate Canadian voters.Advertisementlast_img read more