#BEIJING2015: Bolt Strolls 19.95s Into 200m Final, Ashmeade Joins Him

#BEIJING2015: Bolt Strolls 19.95s Into 200m Final, Ashmeade Joins Him
Defending champion Usain Bolt ran a commanding 19.95 seconds to book his spot in the men’s 200-metre final at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China. The Jamaican superstar’s form appears to be on point as he again eased across the finish line to confirm a potentially explosive final match-up with American Justin Gatlin on Thursday at 7:55 am (Jamaica local time). "I feel a lot better today, I can’t complain," Bolt told OBSERVER ONLINE. "I fe...

Two US Journalists Killed During Live Broadcast

Two US Journalists Killed During Live Broadcast
Two journalists for a local CBS affiliate in Virginia were shot dead Wednesday during a live broadcast, according to television footage and their network. Shots are heard in footage taken by the WDBJ cameraman Adam Ward before he dropped to the ground. Ward and reporter Alison Parker – who was dating another journalist at the station, according to WDBJ manager Jeffrey Marks – were killed. "We do not know the motive. We do not know who the suspect or ...

Clarks Talk Centres On Jamaica

Clarks Talk Centres On Jamaica
JAMAICANS' fascination with British shoe brand Clarks was the subject of a panel discussion at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, recently. Among the panellists at the August 14 event were British writer, DJ and designer Al 'DJ Al Fingers' Newman; veteran music producer Bunny 'Striker' Lee; Paul Gilroy; and Lance Clark, who is a fifth generation member of the Clark family who founded the shoe company in 1825. Newman told the Jamaica Observer t...

Weakening Tropical Depression Danny crosses into C’bean

Weakening Tropical Depression Danny crosses into C’bean
Wind and rain lashed Dominica and nearby islands Monday along the eastern edge of the Caribbean as Danny weakened to a tropical depression and headed east. There were no immediate reports of injuries or significant damage from the storm in the Leeward Islands as the storm passed and into the northeastern Caribbean Sea. The centre of the storm was located about 20 miles (30 kilometres) south of Guadeloupe Monday morning. It was moving toward the west ...

#BEIJING2015: Fraser-Pryce Captures World 100m Treble

#BEIJING2015: Fraser-Pryce Captures World 100m Treble
Double Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce captured an unprecedented world 100 metres treble at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing a short while ago. The powerhouse sprinter clocked a time of 10.76 seconds, retaining her world title and beating Dutch champion Dafne Shippers into second (10.81s) and the formidable American Tori Bowie into third (10.86s). Jamaica’s other finalists, 2007 women's 100m champion Veronica Campbell Brown (10.91s) a...