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McPherson fourth at World Indoors

first_imgPORTLAND:  Stephenie Ann McPherson was clearly exasperated as she failed to give Jamaica a second medal late on day two of the International Association of Athletics Federations World Indoor Championships at the Oregon Convention Centre, here yesterday. McPherson having advanced to the final of the women’s 400m was in good form after one lap. However with three other athletes in a bunch up front she could not find space to pass and finished in fourth in 52.20 seconds, behind Bahrain’s Oluwakemi Odekoya who won in an Asian indoor record 51.45. United States’ Ashley Spencer and Quanera Hayes clocked 51.72 and 51.76 in second and third, respectively. “I was supposed to run the first 200m in 24 seconds and just use that same pace to 300m and then just run home but unfortunately I couldn’t do that I was locked in,” McPherson said. Asafa Powell had won Jamaica’s first silver on Friday after posting 6.50 seconds for second in the men’s 60m. Meanwhile, Shanieka Thomas finished eighth in the women’s triple jump with a season’s best distance of 13.95 metres. The event was won by Winner Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela with a best of 14.41m.   Earlier Elaine Thompson advanced to the final of the women’s 60m with the fastest qualifying time of 7.04 seconds. Running in semi-final three alongside world 200m champion Dafne Schippers, Thompson bolted to victory and was full of confidence heading into last night’s final. It was the second time Thompson had improved on her personal best in the day as she posted 7.09 seconds to win heat one earlier. “I just came here to execute and that’s what I did. Once my start is good I know I can take it from there and that’s what I did,” she said. Simone Facey advanced to the semi-finals after finishing second in heat three in 7.20 but was down the track in the semi-final in 7.21.   Natoya Goule started well and ran the first 300m in a competitive position in heat three of the women’s 800m, but faltered in the final lap and finished last in  2:08.23. Omar McLeod and the relay teams will try to add to Jamaica’s medal tally today. McLeod had easy run as he pulled away from the pack to win the second heat of the men’s 60m hurdles in 7.58 seconds ahead of Cuba’s Yordan O’Farrill in 7.69 to advance to the semi-finals later today.last_img read more

June 23 2008 Welcome to the June 15 workshop

first_imgJune 23, 2008 Welcome to the June 15. workshop participants: [top from left] Tyler Scott, Mark Moynihan [intern], Todd Findley, Brendan Siegl, Mateo Mir Bashiri [intern] and Thomas TJ Bogan. [middle from left] Jonathan Schafer, Magda Lojewska, Claire Woolley [seminar week] and Toa Rivera [intern]. [front from left] Lindsay Marsh [two weeks] , Aimee Madsen [seminar week] and Rebecca Brown. [Photo & text: sa]last_img

Yahoo is set to offer access to Vevos catalogue o

first_imgYahoo is set to offer access to Vevo’s catalogue of music videos, live concerts and events from its Yahoo Screen video site in Europe in the coming weeks.Through an extended partnership between the two firms, Vevo’s premium music video content will now be available on Yahoo Screen in the US and Canada.In the coming weeks it will also be available on the site in the UK, Germany, Spain, France and Italy, as well as the Yahoo Screen mobile app.“Our renewed partnership with Yahoo will bring Vevo’s programming to more music fans than ever before. Yahoo has the potential to be one of our largest partners, and our launch across Yahoo Screen and, soon in more countries and on more platforms, is a big win for viewers who want to watch their favourite music video programming anytime and anywhere,” said Vevo president and CEO Rio Caraeff.Yahoo and Vevo first partnered in 2012, with Vevo’s content previously syndicated to Yahoo Music.Vevo is already available in more than 200 countries in partnership with YouTube, and its broadcast-style music and video channel also available in the US and Canada on the Vevo.com website and via apps for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Windows 8, Kindle Fire, Apple TV, Samsung Smart TVs, Xbox and Roku.last_img read more

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MGM is planning to reposition and expand its und

first_imgMGM is planning to “reposition and expand” its underperforming premium subscription service Epix one year after acquiring it from its joint venture partners, according to chief operating officer Chris Brearton.Chris BreartonSpeaking after MGM posted Q1 results, Brearton said the service was “under-distributed, under-subscribed and under-monetised” before MGM’s acquisition of it, adding that its original programming line-up was not significant enough to compete with rival services. He said that the service lacked “strong original programming” that would enable it to compete with rival services.Brearton said MGM was now leveraging its programming assets to improve the service and would “reposition the platform for growth”.He said that the goal was to have “a consistent presence” of original programming on Epix all year round.Next months Epix will premier new espionage drama Deep State and will follow with season two of Get Shorty and boxing competition show The Contender from Mark Burnett, with a third season of spy drama Berlin Station to follow.For 2019, MGM has also acquired Batman prequel Pennyworth from Warner Bros and DC comics, telling the story of the superhero origins of Batman’s butler Alfred, from the makers of Gotham.Epix is also to premier crime drama Godfather of Harlem with Forrest Whittaker and new scripted series Shook Up about a group of women rising to power in mob-ruled New York’s Hell’s Kitchen in the 1950s.Brearton said that Epix would have 50-60 hours of original scripted content and 70-80 hours of additional unscripted content as a result of these initiatives.“We believe we are on track to create a very compelling subscriber-based content platform” that will drive EBITDA growth, he told analysts.Brearton said that Epix would also benefit from expanded linear and digital distribution. The service is currently available in fewer than 50% of US homes, giving it “a lot of room to grow”, he said.Brearton said that that distribution of the service on Comcast was slated for the coming months, extending the reach to 70% of US homes. MGM has also renewed distribution of the service on Dish Network and Brearton said that new distribution deals are in the works.last_img read more