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The Last Exorcism Part II
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As Nell Sweetzer tries to build a new life after the events of the first movie, the evil force that once possessed her returns with an even more horrific plan....


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Daegu World Championships re-visited

Women's Track Events
100m
The top two times this year were held by Carmelita Jeter of the United States at 10.70 seconds and Veronica Campbell-Brown of Jamaica, the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Champion in the 200m. Campbell-Brown had clocked 10.76 seconds in Ostrava on May 31, and Jeter had clocked her 10.70 in Eugene on June 4.
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce from Jamaica was the 2008 Beijing Olympic Champion and the 2009 Berlin World Champion. Her best was 10.73 seconds, done in Berlin. Kerron Stewart of Jamaica was second in Beijing and Berlin with a best of 10.75 seconds.
In the final it was Jeter, who had been consistent this year over Campbell-Brown. Jeter clocked 10.90 seconds to Campbell-Brown's 10.97 seconds. Trinidad and Tobago's Kelly-Ann Baptiste edged Fraser-Pryce with a 10.98 seconds to snatch the bronze medal, her first ever at a senior level. Fraser-Pryce had to settle for fourth place with a 10.99 seconds clocking.
Nigerian Blessing Okagbare clocked 11.12 seconds for fifth place while Kerron Stewart finished in sixth place in 11.15 seconds. Ivet Lalova finished in seventh place in 11.27 seconds and Marshevet Myers of the USA was eighth in 11.33 seconds. Bahamian Sheniqua Ferguson ran 11.36 seconds in the first round for second place behind Carmelita Jeter and finished seventh in the second of three semi-finals, in 11.59 seconds.
200m
Allyson Felix of the USA had won this event three consecutive times, Helsinki, Osaka and Berlin. Her decision to attempt a 200m, 400m double this year had experts wondering whether she would have anything left in her tank to tackle her special event, the 200m.
Shalonda Solomon of the USA had the season-leading time of 22.15 seconds. The oldest athlete in the field was Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie of The Bahamas who had won the 2001 event, and finished in third in Athens and Berlin. There was also Campbell-Brown, who had won the 2004 Athens and 2008 Beijing Olympics.
In the final it was another battle between Jeter and Campbell-Brown with the Jamaican winning in 22.22 seconds her seasonal best, clearly ahead of Jeter, who clocked 22.37 seconds. Felix had to settle for third place in 22.42 seconds.
Solomon finished in fourth, clocking 22.61 seconds, Jamaica's Stewart in fifth, clocking 22.70 seconds, Ferguson-McKenzie of The Bahamas in sixth in 22.96 seconds, Hrystyna Stuy of The Ukraine in seventh in 23.02 seconds, and Sherone Simpson of Jamaica in eighth in 23.17 seconds.
Nivea Smith was the first Bahamian to see action in this event, placing fourth in the first round in 23.09 seconds. Anthonique Strachan, the fastest junior athlete in the world at that time, finished fourth in heat four in 23.20 seconds. Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie placed third in the fifth heat of the first round in 22.86 seconds.
Ferguson-McKenzie improved to 22.85 seconds in the semi-final for the last qualifying position while Smith ran 23.06 seconds for sixth in her heat and Strachan ran 23.85 seconds to finish seventh in her semi-final heat.
400m
This was the event that Allyson Felix was taking on in a championships. The three-time 200m World Champion had taken up the challenge of winning both the 200m and 400m, something that only Frenchwoman Marie Jose-Perec had achieved. Felix had the fourth best time in the world of 49.81 seconds for 2011. Leading was Russian Anatasiya Kapachinskaya in 49.35 seconds, Sanya Richards-Ross of the USA, the Berlin Champion in 49.66 seconds, and Botswana's Amantle Montsho.
The Beijing Olympic Champion Christine Ohurougo had been disqualified by a false start in the first round. Richards-Ross was the final qualifier at 50.66 seconds, with Montsho the leading qualifier at 50.13 seconds. In the final it was Montsho at the tape over Felix, 49.56 seconds, a National Record for Botswana. Russian Kapachinskaya finished with the bronze medal in 50.24 seconds. The USA's Francena McCorory, who had won the second semi-final in 50.24 seconds, a personal best, finished in fourth place in 50.45 seconds.
Russian Antonina Krivoshapka finished fifth in 50.66 seconds. Jamaican Shericka Williams, who had placed second in both Beijing and Berlin, placed sixth in 50.79 seconds, the defending champion Sanya Richards-Ross finished seventh in 51.32 seconds, and Jamaican Novlene Williams-Mills finished eighth in 52.89 seconds.
800m
South African Caster Semenya came to the world scene in Berlin when she won this event over Kenyan defending champion Janet Jepkosgei in 1:55.45. There was much worldwide discussion on the gender of Semenya.
In the first round, Russian Mariya Savinova inched the South African wonder. Semenya won her heat of the semi-final in her season's best of 1:58.07 to Savinova's 1:58.45 in her semi-final heat. The early rounds gave the impression that Semenya was unbeatable but in the final it was Russian Savinova who ran the world's best time of the year, 1:55.87, for the win. Semenya improved her season's best to 1:56.35.
Kenyan J.J. Busienei finished in third in a season's best of 1:57.42. Jamaica's Kenia Sinclair was the top performer of the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) region with a 1:58.66 for seventh.
1,500m
The two-time defending champion Maryann Jamal from Bahrain had the world's leading time of 2011 at 4:00.33. She led the first round with a 4:07.04 run. In the final it was J. Barringer Simpson of the USA with an upset, running 4:05.40. Great Britain's Hanna England finished second in 4:05.68 and Spain's Natalia Rodriguez finished with the bronze medal, in 4:05.87. Bahrain's Jamal finished in 12th place in 4:22.67.
5,000m
Both the 2007 Champion Meseret Defar from Ethiopia and 2009 Champion Vivian Cheruiyot of Kenya were in the race. The Kenyan, who held the world's leading time of 14:20.87, was able to pull it off winning in 14:55.36. Kenya's Sylvia Jebiwott Kibet finished in second place in 14:56.21. Defar was able to hold on to the bronze medal with a 14:56.94 clocking.
10,000m
The world's leading time for 2011 was held by Kenya's Sally Kipyego. The 5,000m winner Cheruiyot won in 30:48.98, a personal best with Kipyego in second in 30.50.04. Kenya had a sweep with Linet Chepkwemoi Masai finishing third in a season's best of 30:53.99. Since Masai was the defending champion, Kenya was able to enter three competitors. P.J. Cherono finished in fourth place in 30:56.43, a personal best for the Kenyan.
Marathon
On the very first day of the competition, the women's marathon was held. Kenya ruled supreme. Edna Ngeringwony Kipligat won the event in 2:28.43. Priscah Jeptoo finished in second place in 2:29.00 and Sharon Jemutai Cherop placed third in a season's best of 2:19.14. The best performance of anybody from the Americas was by Tera Moody of the USA who finished in 17th place in 2:32.04, a season's best.
3,000m Steeplechase
This event was introduced at the championships in Helsinki in 2005. The first champion was Uganda's Dorcas Indikuru who won in 9:18.24. Russia's Yuliya Zarapova won in 9:07.03 with Tunisia's Habiba Ghribi second in 9:11.97. Kenya's Micah Chemos Cheywa finished in third in 9:17.16. The world record of 8:58.81 was done by Russian Gulnara Galinka in Beijing at the Olympics in 2008.
The USA's Emma Coburn was the only participant from the western hemisphere to make the final, finishing in 13th place in 9:51.40. Jamaica's Korene Hinds, who finished in fourth place in Helsinki, finished in eighth place in her semi-final in 9:52.11. Colombia's Angela Figueroa finished in 11th place in the same semi-final, in 10:06.00.
100m Hurdles
Australia's Sally Pearson was the woman to beat. The Beijing silver medalist at 12.64 seconds had the world's leading performance in July of this year at 12.48 seconds. She started off her Daegu campaign winning her first round heat in 12.53 seconds. In the semi-final, Pearson ran 12.36 seconds, improving her season and personal best. In the final, Pearson completely dominated, as she had all season, running a personal best and the world best time of 12.28 seconds, a championship record.
Only three women have run faster: Yordanka Dorkova of Bulgaria at 12.21 seconds, Zinka Zargorcheva of Bulgaria at 12.25 seconds, and Russia's Ludmila Enquist at 12.26 seconds.
The USA's Dannielle Carruthers finished in second place in 12.47 seconds and Dawn Harper, the Beijing Champion, in third place in 12.47 seconds, both personal bests. Only Canada's Phylicia George, who won her semi-final in a personal best of 12.73 seconds, had a better reaction time. George reacted in .126 seconds and Pearson in .145 seconds. Quite a number of athletes from the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) region participated in this event.
None advanced to the final but Berlin defending champion Jamaican Brigette Foster-Hylton finished fourth in her semi-final heat in a season's best of 12.87 seconds, Jamaica's Indira Spence finished in fifth place in her semi-final heat in 12.93 seconds, Colombia's Lina Florez finished fourth in her semi-final heat in 12.94 seconds, a personal best, Jamaica's Vonette Dixon finished in fifth, just behind Florez in 13 seconds flat, and Colombia's Brigette Merlano was seventh in her semi-final heat in 13.21 seconds.
In the first round Lavonne Idlette from the Dominican Republic ran 13.39 seconds for sixth and Kierre Beckles from Barbados finished seventh in her heat in 13.44 seconds.
400m Hurdles
Jamaican defending champion Melaine Walker had run a best of 53.43 seconds in Zurich while her teammate Kaliese Spencer had run the world leading time of 52.79 seconds in London. Runner-up to Walker in Berlin, Lashinda Demus of the USA, had a best of 53.31 seconds, run at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon.
Demus separated herself from the crowd in the semi-final when she ran 53.82 seconds to win her semi-final heat. The next best semi-final times were 54.51 seconds by Russia's Natalya Antyukh, and 54.72 seconds by Bulgaria's Vania Stambolova.
In the final, she ran a season and personal best of 52.47 seconds, the third best performance in history. The only performances better than this are Yuliya Pechenkina of Russia in 52.34 seconds and Melaine Walker of Jamaica in 52.42 seconds. Demus won this event at the 2002 World Junior Championships in Kingston and finished second in the Helsinki Championships in 2005.
Other participants from the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) region were:
Nickiesha Wilson of Jamaica who finished sixth in her semi-final heat in 56.58 seconds, Ristananna Tracey of Jamaica who finished fourth in her semi-final heat in 55.55 seconds, Sharolyn Scott of Costa Rica, who finished seventh in her first round heat in 58.78 seconds, and Jessica Aguilera of Nicaragua, who finished in eighth place in her first round heat in 1:02.78.
Heptathlon
Russia's Tatyana Chernova won with a world leading performance of 6,880 points. Defending champion Jessica Ennis from Great Britain finished with 6,751 points, and Germany's Jennifer Oeser the silver medalist from Berlin, had 6,572 points. No athletes from the Central American and Caribbean region participated in this event.
20k Walk Race
Russia's Olga Kaniskina defended her Berlin crown with a 1:29.42 win. China's Hong Liu finished in second place with a 1:30.00 clocking. Berlin's fourth place finisher Anisya Kirdyapkina won the bronze medal in 1:30.13.
From the Central American and Caribbean region Jamy Franco from Guatemala finished in 19th place in 1:34.36, Colombia's Arabelly Orjuela finished 32nd in 1:39.28, Colombia's Ingrid Hernandez finished 33rd in 1:39.53, Venezuela's Milangela Rosales finished 36th in 1:40.49, and Ecuador's Yadira Guaman finished in 39th in 1:45.15.
4x100m Relay
In the first round, the USA ran Bianca Knight, Shalonda Solomon, Marshevet Myers, and Alexandria Anderson, who won their heat in a world leading time of 41.94 seconds. Jamaica ran Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Kerron Stewart, Sherone Simpson, and Jura Levy to win their heat in 42.23 seconds.
Trinidad and Tobago ran Kai Selvon, Kelly-Ann Baptiste, Semoy Hackett and Michelle-Lee Ahye to win their heat in an national record of 42.50 seconds. Because of a trip by Anthonique Strachan on the third exchange, The Bahamas finished in sixth in 50.62 seconds in the heat with the USA. The team was made up of Sheniqua Ferguson, Nivea Smith, Anthonique Strachan, and Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie. Germany failed to finish that heat. Poland also failed to finish in the heat with Trinidad and Tobago.
In the final, Allyson Felix and Carmelita Jeter replaced Solomon and Anderson. Jamaica replaced Jura Levy with Veronica Campbell-Brown. The USA reined supreme, winning in 41.56 seconds to Jamaica's 41.70 seconds, a Jamaican national record. The Ukraine finished third in 42.51 seconds.
The world record of 41.37 seconds is held by East Germany. This was done in Canberra at the 1985 IAAF World Cup. The USA national record of 41.37 seconds was done at the 1997 IAAF World Championships in Athens.
4x400m Relay
Russia won their first heat with a world leading time of 3:20.94. Jamaica won their heat in 3:22.01 and the United States won theirs in 3:23.57.
In the final, Sanya Richards-Ross started out for the USA, Allyson Felix ran the second leg, Jessica Beard the third leg and Francena McCorory anchored their team to a world leading 3:18.09. Jamaica with Rosemarie Whyte on the starting leg, Davita Pendergast on the second leg, Novlene Williams-Mills, and Shericka Williams, set a new Jamaican national record of 3:18.71 for the silver medal. Placing third was Russia with Antonina Krivoshapka leading off, Natalya Antyukh the second leg, Lyudmila Litvinova the third leg and Anastasiya Kapachinskaya running the final leg, finished in third place in 3:19.36.
This time the 4x100m relay was held before the 4x400m for the first time.

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Jamaicans charged over GB drug field

Two Jamaicans believed to be behind the cultivation of an estimated $16.8 million worth of marijuana plants in Grand Bahama were arraigned in a magistrate's court yesterday.
Demar Jarrett, 28, and Etton Spencer, 55, both of Westmoreland, were charged with possession of dangerous drugs, cultivation of dangerous drugs and conspiracy to possess dangerous drugs with the intent to supply.
It is alleged the pair carried out the offences on March 24.
They pleaded not guilty to all of the charges.
Their lawyer, Nathan Smith, told Magistrate Guilimina Archer his clients suffered abuse while in police custody and were not duly informed of their right to counsel.
He said he was also informed that Spencer and Jarrett were offered inducements. However, he did not give details.
Smith requested that his clients be provided with medical attention for their injuries.
Archer said the men would receive medical attention once they are remanded to Her Majesty's Prisons.
The matter was adjourned until April 8 for fixture. The case was transferred to court 8.
According to police, officers spotted the field during a routine aerial patrol by officers attached to the Drug Enforcement Unit and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration.
The marijuana plants were reportedly in excess of 27 plots and scattered over two miles of land.
Police said there were approximately 167,000 plants.
A third man was charged earlier this week in connection with the drug find.
Police said they also found two high-powered weapons on the marijuana field.`
In other court news, Dwayne Major, 25, of Baillou Hill Road, was also charged with possession of dangerous drugs with the intent to supply.
It is alleged that Major, a Bahamian, was found with marijuana on April 1.
Major, who pleaded not guilty, was remanded to prison.
Archer adjourned the matter to April 7. The case has also been transferred to court 8.
Major was not represented by an attorney.

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The Duchess
  • Genre : Biography, Drama, History, Romance
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A chronicle of the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life....


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The Truman Show
  • Genre : Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
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An insurance salesman/adjuster discovers his entire life is actually a TV show....


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Chasing Mavericks
  • Genre : Drama, Sport
  • Rating : B - Under 18yrs must be accompanied by an adult.

When young Jay Moriarty discovers that the mythic Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, exists just miles from his Santa Cruz home, he enlists the help of local legend Frosty Hesson to train him to survive it....


News Article
170K IDB grant for labor market study

The labor market in The Bahamas will be evaluated in the new year via a $170,000 study — a joint government and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) initiative to better understand the state of the labor market and give future guidance to the government on labor market issues and policies.
The project was confirmed to Guardian Business by IDB country representative Oscar Spencer, with the grant agreement signed earlier in the month.
“It will begin in the first quarter of 2011,” he said yesterday. “The idea is there is an urgent need for this to be addressed, given growing demands on the economy for a trained and skilled workforce, and you want to ensure t ...

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'Youth vs. Experience' treat for tennis fans

AS anticipation builds for The Bahamas International Tennis Club's Doubles Week, local tennis fans will be treated to a preview of what is to come in a battle of "Youth versus Experience."

Kit Spencer, president of The Bahamas International Tennis Club (IC), who are putting on the event for The SG Private Banking Trophy, said the British team wanted to get some extra practice in before the tournament.

"So I thought it would be excellent practice for our top juniors to compete against them. It should be a fascinating encounter to see the battle between 'Youth and Experience' when the teams meet," he said.

The British team will get some early reps in for the tournament ...

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Bahamian junior tennis players set to face top British veterans

By AVA TURNQUEST

Tribune Staff Reporter

aturnquest@tribunemedia.net

BAHAMIAN junior tennis players are set to gain invaluable experience and exposure when they face top British players this weekend.

The match between the aspiring stars and British veterans will kick off a six-day international team doubles competition staged by the International Tennis Club of the Bahamas and encompassing the teams of eight countries.

Kit Spencer, president of The Bahamas International Tennis Club, said: "The British team wanted to get some extra practice in before our tournament starts.

"So I thought it would be excellent for our top juniors to compete against them. It should be a fascinating encount ...

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Movie
The Dilemma
  • Genre : Comedy, Drama
  • Rating : T - 15yrs and Older

A man discovers that his best friend's wife is having an affair....