Bromfield a special talent

first_imgJunelle Bromfield of St Elizabeth Technical High is a very special talent.     Yesterday the middle distance star completed one of the most difficult feats at the ISSA-GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Championships with gold medals in the 400m, 800m and 1500m events.    After taking the 1500 metres in 4:40.77 on Friday, the St Elizabeth star returned to take the 400m in early afternoon yesterday in 51.74. Two hours later she dismantled the 800 metres field clocking 2.09.70 to bring the National Stadium crowd to its feet. A modest Bromfield said her accomplishment was not as difficult as it appeared.    “It wasn’t that difficult because I paced myself throughout the rounds and I kept my composure in all my races and that is how I was able was deliver in all of them,” she said. “I feel very proud, because I am being strongly motivated by my mother and father and my coach is always there pushing me and that is how I was able to accomplish what I did,” she added. The middle distant sensation was also touched by the reception the stadium crowd gave her in the final 100 metres of the 800m. “It was heart warming because I know that STETHS do not have many supporters, it’s mainly KC and Calabar and all those schools, so for all of them (spectators) to be supporting me I really appreciate it,” she said.last_img read more

The College Football Playoffs Doomsday Scenarios

PLAYOFF PROBABILITY MiamiWWL40 SCENARIOCHANCE OF HAPPENINGWISCOSUBAMAAUBUGACLEMMIA Alabama wins Iron Bowl60%84130 With two weeks of regular-season football left before the conference championships, the number of teams with any realistic chance of making the College Football Playoff has been trimmed down to about a dozen or so. (According to our CFP projection model, 10 teams have at least a 5 percent playoff probability, with four more clocking in between zero and 5 percent.) But that doesn’t mean the potential for chaos is any lower than it’s been all season — after all, which of that small group will make the selection committee’s Final Four is still very much up in the air. So as we wait for the relative calm of Week 121Only one matchup — Wisconsin vs. Michigan — features two Top 25 teams. to pass for the promise of disarray in Week 13 and beyond, let’s map out some of the scenarios most likely to give the committee fits over the next few weeks.Scenario 1: Auburn wins the Iron BowlAfter Auburn beat the bejeezus out of previously unbeaten and top-ranked Georgia last Saturday, the 8-2 Tigers opened the door for what could be one of the best longshot playoff bids in CFP history. In this scenario, Auburn would beat Alabama in the Iron Bowl on Nov. 25, giving them the SEC West crown on a head-to-head tiebreaker. The Tigers would then face Georgia in the conference championship game, where either outcome would inflict chaos. An Auburn victory there would practically assure the Tigers of becoming the first two-loss team to ever make the playoff (our model would give them a 94 percent chance of getting in), while a UGA win would make the Dawgs a solid but far from certain playoff pick (73 percent). The College Football Playoff’s ultimate doomsday scenarioThe only scenario in our 20,000 simulations where nine teams have at least a 10 percent chance of making the playoff after conference championships AuburnWWL20 * In conference championship game. Wisconsin loses Big Ten*57%6507022327055 Alabama also loses Iron Bowl227424855347256 Odds based on Big 12, Big Ten, SEC and ACC scenarios PLAYOFF PROBABILITY Current68%22%31% Auburn wins Iron Bowl40445432 * In conference championship game. PLAYOFF PROBABILITY SCENARIOCHANCE OF HAPPENINGOUTCUBAMAAUBUGAWISCOSUCLEMMIA The dilemma: Should Ohio State get in with two losses — particularly since the second was an ugly, 31-point shellacking by Iowa with three weeks left in the regular season? It seems unlikely, but consider that under the scenario above, the Buckeyes would also have had to beat Michigan on the road and knock off the previously undefeated Badgers, in addition to last week’s 45-point destruction of then-12th-ranked Michigan State. Of course, Wisconsin would have only one loss on its résumé, but its strength of schedule is weak enough that even after closing the season with games against ranked Iowa, ranked Michigan and (presumably) OSU, the Badgers wouldn’t be an obvious pick. This situation would also create quandaries outside the Big Ten, particularly if Scenario 1 from above also happens: Losses by Wisconsin and Alabama would destroy the committee’s tidy setup and force them to choose among as many as six one-loss teams and a handful of other two-loss squads. Good luck with that.Scenario 3: TCU runs the tableAt various times this season, it’s seemed as though Oklahoma was a long shot to make the playoff (after losing to Iowa State) and then a relatively strong bet (after beating TCU). But the Sooners still aren’t quite safe. The Horned Frogs could get their revenge with a win over OU in the Big 12 title game,3With head-to-head wins over both Oklahoma State and West Virginia, TCU would simply need to hold steady with them (at two in-conference losses apiece) over the next two weeks to make the conference championship on a tiebreaker. and throw the CFP picture into disarray in the process. A TCU victory would by itself give the Frogs about a 34 percent chance of making the playoff, but it would also make life extra-difficult for the committee if some of the nation’s other playoff favorites lose. Odds based on SEC championship scenarios WisconsinLWL0 Alabama also loses Iron Bowl1272651573545277459 Current41%29%68%22%31%69%53% Miami also loses ACC*137434856349730 Georgia beats Alabama*1950082 Miami also loses ACC*48285457378529936 Ohio StateWWW20 TCU beats Oklahoma*29%83473243345337257 The dilemma: What to do with Alabama? If the Tide don’t make the SEC title game, there’s a decent chance they won’t make the CFP either. In the universe where Auburn beats Georgia for the conference championship, our model assigns the Tide a 40 percent chance of becoming the second SEC team in — but Alabama would have to hope its case outweighs those of the other “at-large” style bids around the nation. Things get even more complicated if Georgia beats Auburn: Under that circumstance, our model would give Alabama a 49 percent chance of getting a CFP nod despite sitting out championship weekend, so it’s anybody’s guess what the committee would do. (Try explaining to either Georgia or Alabama if one gets left out of the playoff with the same number of losses as the other.) And none of this even touches on the craziness that would ensue if Alabama wins the Iron Bowl but loses the SEC championship to UGA, setting up a head-to-head circle of parity among the Bulldogs, Tide and Tigers.Scenario 2: Ohio State wins the Big TenThe most straightforward playoff scenario is one where Alabama, Wisconsin, Miami and Oklahoma all win out, leaving relatively little debate about who should be in. Three undefeated major-conference teams, plus another with just one loss?2In this scenario, Clemson and Georgia, each of whom currently has one loss, would by definition lose a second game in their respective conference championships. It’s the kind of smooth sailing the committee dreams about. You could also swap in Clemson for Miami and not add much chaos: If the Tigers beat the Canes for the ACC championship, Clemson would simply slide in as a lock for the CFP alongside the other three. But give Wisconsin a loss in the Big Ten title game — most likely to Ohio State, which our model currently has favored to win the conference — and the picture becomes much more interesting. * In SEC championship game. Auburn beats Georgia*2340941 OklahomaWWL30 Wisconsin also loses Big Ten*69275657379507461 Odds based on Big Ten, SEC and ACC scenarios RESULT TEAMWEEK 12WEEK 13WEEK 14PLAYOFF PROBABILITY Alabama beats Georgia*4010015 GeorgiaWWW100 The first domino to fall here would be Michigan beating Wisconsin this weekend (which our model gives a 24 percent chance of happening). Then Bama would need to lose the Iron Bowl, Georgia would beat Auburn for the SEC, Clemson would beat Miami for the ACC, TCU would beat Oklahoma for the Big 12 and Ohio State would beat Wisconsin for the Big Ten. (Plus, USC would need to win the Pac-12, most likely over Stanford.) Needless to say, it’s very improbable that all of those circumstances would line up together perfectly — but if they do, it could make for the most headache-inducing committee meeting in CFP history.Check out our latest college football predictions. Also, see what it will take for Notre Dame, Clemson, Washington, Penn State and Oklahoma to still make the playoff.CORRECTION (Nov. 16, 2017, 2:45 p.m.): A previous version of this article misstated the scenario in which Wisconsin would finish the season with one loss. This exact scenario happened 10 times in 20,000 simulations. ClemsonWWW100% SCENARIOCHANCE OF HAPPENINGALABAMAAUBURNGEORGIA The dilemma: Under the most extreme of the scenarios above, the committee would have no major-conference undefeated teams to choose from, but plenty with one loss (Alabama, Clemson, Miami, Wisconsin and possibly Georgia) and even more with two (TCU, Oklahoma, Ohio State, USC, Notre Dame, Penn State, Oklahoma State and possibly Auburn and Washington or Washington State). Add in the fact that several of the two-loss teams would have beaten a fellow contender for a conference championship, and it would make for a tremendous mess. Even after three years of studying the CFP committee’s behavior, our model is pretty uncertain about who would be picked under such a scenario, aside from its relative confidence that Clemson would make it if it wins the ACC.Scenario 4: The messiest of them allOut of all 20,000 simulations that go into our CFP predictions each week, 10 (or 0.05 percent) spat out a scenario where nine teams had at least a 10 percent chance of making the playoff after every single game was played. This is the ultimate doomsday scenario — where our model basically has no idea who the committee will pick for its Final Four, despite analyzing its previous choices and poring over the usual norms of college football rankings going back nearly a century. Current58%10%68%22%31%41%29%69%53% TCUWWW20 Georgia beats Auburn*1849373 USCW—W40 AlabamaWL—30 read more

Code of lower court judges may be gazetted by 3 Dec

first_imgLaw minister Anisul Huq on Thursday said the much-awaited gazette notification on the rules determining discipline and conduct of lower court judges will be issued before 3 December if the President permitsm, reports UNB.The minister came up with the announcement while talking to the journalists after a meeting with acting Chief Justice Abdul Wahhab Miah at the latter’s residence tonight.”Thanks to Almighty Allah. We have finally reached a consensus on the rules determining discipline and conduct of lower court judges,” Anisul said.”If the President allows, we will publish the gazette notification in this regard by 3 December,” he added.Reply to a query, the Law Minister said president will decide whether he himself or the Supreme Court will control the lower judiciary.”I can’t say anything until the publication of the gazette,” Anisul added.Four other Justices of the Appellate Division were also present during the meeting.On 5 November, Attorney General Mahbubey Alam said the Law Minister would sit with the Justices of the Appellate Division to discuss the issue.Earlier on 8 October, the SC extended time up to November 5 the deadline for publishing the gazette notification.On 20 August, the apex court gave the government two more weeks to publish it.On 6 August, the SC extended time up to 8 October for publishing the gazette.On 30 July, the SC declined to accept the draft of the disciplinary rules and code of conduct for lower court judges which was earlier submitted by the Law Minister to the Chief Justice, and proposed a meeting with the government to settle the issue.Earlier on several occasions, the apex court expressed dissatisfaction at the government’s failure to issue the gazette notification.The lower judiciary was officially separated in November 2007 but the disciplinary rules for lower court judges are yet to be formulated.On 2 December 1999, the Supreme Court in the Masdar Hossain case issued a seven-point directive, including formulating separate disciplinary rules, for the lower court judges.The law ministry on 7 May 2015 sent a draft of the rules to the Supreme Court which is similar to the Government Servants (Discipline and Appeal) Rules 1985.last_img read more

23 still missing at Italy avalanche hotel

first_imgA handout picture released on 20 January, 2017 by the Vigili del Fuoco shows a child (C) being rescued from the Hotel Rigopiano, near the village of Farindola, on the eastern lower slopes of the Gran Sasso mountain, engulfed by a powerful avalanche a day before. Photo: AFPA total of 23 people remain unaccounted for at an Italian hotel buried by an avalanche, local authorities said Saturday in the first official confirmation of how many people were inside the building.The statement from the Pescara prefecture was based on the list of registered guests and staff and reports from friends and relatives of others who were there when the avalanche struck on Wednesday.Earlier estimates had put the number missing at between 11 and 20. To date, five bodies have been recovered and there are 11 confirmed survivors of the disaster.last_img read more

DNCC mayorelect Atiqul calls on PM Hasina

first_imgMayor-elect of Dhaka North City Corporation Atiqul Islam calls on prime minister Sheikh Hasina at her official Ganabhaban residence in Dhaka on Friday. Photo: PIDMayor-elect of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) Atiqul Islam called on prime minister Sheikh Hasina at her official Ganabhaban residence in the capital city on Friday evening, reports BSS.The mayor-elect greeted the prime minister by presenting her with a bouquet.The prime minister also congratulated Atiqul Islam on being elected as the DNCC mayor and wished him success in performing his responsibilities.AL advisory council members Amir Hossain Amu, Tofail Ahmed and Rashidul Alam, presidium members Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim, Abdur Razzak and Muhammad Faruk Khan, commerce minister Tipu Munshi, AL joint secretaries Mahbubul Alam Hanif, Dipu Moni and Abdur Rahman, organising secretary barrister Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury, office secretary Abdus Sobhan Golap and deputy office secretary barrister Biplab Barua were present.Besides, Dhaka north city AL general secretary Sadek Khan, MP, Abdus Salam Murshedi, MP, FBCCI president Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin and BGMEA president Siddiqur Rahman were also present.Awami League candidate Atiqul Islam was officially declared elected in the by-elections to the mayoral post of the DNCC on Friday.He secured 839,302 votes with ‘Boat’ symbol while his nearest contestant Shafin Ahmed of Jatiya Party bagged 52,429 votes with ‘plough’ symbol.last_img read more