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SERENA CEMENTS PLACE AS BEST EVER

With 19 Grand Slam singles titles to her name, 13 doubles titles, two mixed doubles titles, and three Olympic gold medals, there can be no doubt that Serena Williams lays legitimate claim to being the greatest female tennis player of all time. Yes, Steffi Graf has 22 and Margaret Court 24 but neither possessed Serena's power and ground strokes. Also, neither woman played with as many talented players as Serena has, especially when one considers how much faster the game is [...]

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Machine (Honda) coming to a track near you!

I will be honest. The only thing more fascinating than watching a project being built, is seeing the completed project. I am fully aware that the sane side of my brain was deliberately erased, but I am ok with that! I have learnt to accept the imperfect being I am and I remain grateful for life's glorious opportunities! So says the mad man! It is still incomprehensible, but I have thrown in the shameful towel which confirms the spineless act - [...]

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Formula 1: Machines getting ready to rumble!

The 2014 F1 season is now a distant memory, but the dominance of the Mercedes squad must have kept the 'usual suspects' awake at night, wondering, dreaming even, about a return to their former glory in 2015. Well, 2015 is here. The new designs and myriad modifications departed from the calculating minds of engineers and drawing boards long ago. The wind tunnels are still recovering from the endless sessions, tortured by teams pursuing thousandth's of a second! The machines have [...]

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All disabilities are not created equal

by Charmaine Edmonson-Nelson Illustration by Jonathan K. Nelson There are disabilities, there are disabilities and then there are disabilities! This was brought home starkly to me during last summer, when I was enrolling my son in a week long day camp for children with special needs. A simple question from the volunteer at the registration desk sent me into a panic. “Does he have a hearing or a speech problem?” she asked. “Neither,” I said. “Does he sign?” she then asked. “Sign? He knows how to [...]

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Rising Star - Nicholas 'Tazz' Barnes at play!

Jamaicans are gifted, highly creative and talented individuals. We usually leave an indelible print of achievement when we apply our God-given abilities, assisted by hard work. I usually explain that what you see today is not the product of today's investment. On the contrary, it is the product of the numerous hours spent preparing, away from everyone and the countless distractions which somehow appear to exist to thwart one's effort and slaughter the attempt to rise to the top rung [...]

Motor Sports

WRC 2015 - up and running! (highlights)

Which motorsports discipline can be described as the all-terrain king, the weather-master, the slope-slayer, the tarmac-militant and the cojones-builder - all in the same breath. You will search, but I assure you, you will not find a substitute. Rallysport embraces every act of nature and applauds any complex but thrilling scenario that organizers can find to hurl at man and machine. Think of rallysport as a 24-drink case of Red Bull on steroids! And the WRC, when expressed in precis [...]

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Much More than a Mosquito Bite

Much More than a Mosquito Bite

By Jonathan Cali Did you know that as of 2005, nearly a quarter of residents of the capital region of Guyana were at risk of suffering lymphatic filariasis, an illness that causes permanent swe...

CHANDERPAUL IS A MODERN GREAT

CHANDERPAUL IS A MODERN GREAT

He is far from bring the most elegant batsman around. His technique has been described as crabby and unorthodox and he does not possess the fluid grace of a Lawrence Rowe or Brian Lara. He also lacks...

SHELLY ECLIPSES VCB IN BRAND RECOGNITION

SHELLY ECLIPSES VCB IN BRAND RECOGNITION

Last week it came to public attention that Shelly-Ann Frazer-Pryce was named Ambassador Special Envoy. The two-time Olympic and 2013 triple World Champion and her husband, Jason, were also issued dipl...

Are used cars a better investment?

Are used cars a better investment?

I need a new car. So I started thinking about my options. Should I buy a used car or a new car? Like many consumers, I like new cars. There is a smell that emanates from the interior of a new car t...

The Humanity of Music: It's a Global Thing

The Humanity of Music: It's a Global Thing

"Without music, life would be a mistake." So said the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. A little facetious perhaps, but how true! As we emerged from the Carib Cinema onto the bustling streets...

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