first_imgDear Editor,Owners of the MovieTowne mall are complaining of the red tape in getting business done.This news is not good for promoting an enabling investment climate. Notwithstanding that this project was initiated under the former Government and that the land might have been sold to Chin below market price, the current Government should not frustrate, or allow its agencies to frustrate the process. Jobs are going to be created here and Guyana’s entertainment and food options will enjoy international brands.What the current Government should have been doing is talking to Chin about investing with small farmers, with Government, with small manufacturers in ventures that are needed to support the operations of the complex. Most of the food being offered at this complex should be sourced locally through a reliable supply arrangement that would ensure the required quality of vegetables, plantains, fruit, eggs, meat, peppers etc. I would like to suggest to the Government that it immediately enter into discussion with Chin to move this project along, while encouraging him to look at putting in place mechanisms to provide for local farmers/manufacturers to be contract suppliers of quality produce and products.There are those on social media who point to the fact that there is a case in the courts against Singh and Brassington regarding the sale of Government land and other assets below market value to various companies and investors including Chin.This is a fact. But nowhere, at least up to now, has Chin been accused of any wrongdoing. My understanding of the charges brought so far against the two former Government operatives are not for receiving cutbacks or any bribes from Chin or anyone else. There is no injunction, or application for an injunction before the Court to halt this project.Unless and/or until Chin is alleged, let alone is charged with having been involved in any corrupt act concerning this project, the Government of Guyana must continue to facilitate through discussion and negotiation, in keeping with the agreement he has signed, the development of this investment. He signed an agreement with the Government of Guyana, not the People’s Progressive Party/Civic.If on the other hand, the Government has suspicion or evidence of wrongdoing on Chin’s part, then it should so inform him.It is no secret that governments around the world, including Guyana under President Hoyte sold land and distressed companies to investors below market value so as to save and modernise those companies. The incentives offered is usually dependent on the level of investment to be made and the contribution of the activity to the socio-economic development including job creation. Many countries have also amended their Alien Land Holding Act to facilitate foreign investment especially for hotel development and large-scale manufacturing.I find it unfortunate that this issue has to play out in the media. Did Chin and the Private Sector Commission exhaust all efforts for a meeting with the Government?Sincerely,Wesley Kirtonlast_img read more

first_imgSome of the biggest questions in the universe remain completely baffling to astronomers, a leading journal admitted.Science Magazine (1 June 2012: Vol. 336 no. 6085 p. 1090, DOI: 10.1126/science.336.6085.1090-a) included a special feature this week: “Mysteries of Astronomy.”  Robert Coontz introduced the feature:Endless mysteries lurk in the depths of space. To pare the list down to eight—now, there’s a challenge….  From the outset, the team decided that true mysteries must have staying power (as opposed to mere “questions” that researchers might resolve in the near future). Some of the finalists are obvious shoo-ins; others have received less of the popular limelight. The final selection spans the entire history of the universe on scales ranging from our sun and its planetary system to the entire cosmos. Each mystery is sure to be solved largely through astronomical observations—if it is solved: In at least one case, experts aren’t sure that a seemingly simple question will ever be answered.The top eight mysteries selected by Science are:What is dark energy?  Adrian Cho began, “The nature of the “dark energy” that is causing the expansion of the universe to accelerate is now perhaps the most profound mystery in cosmology and astrophysics. And it may remain forever so.”  (This is the “seemingly simple question” Coontz worried would never be answered.)How hot is dark matter?  Adrian Cho described the decades-old controversy about whether dark matter is hot (ordinary matter) or cold (unknown stuff).  They still don’t know what it is, but Cho believes “that could soon change.”Where are the missing baryons?  For laymen, baryons are atoms and ions, or “ordinary matter.”  But where the missing baryons are is no ordinary matter; astronomers can only account for less than half of what they expected to find.How do stars explode?  Supernova explosions have been animated by artists for years.  That doesn’t mean they are understood.  Yudhijit Bhattacharjee lamented, “Many details of what goes on inside a star when its fuel has been spent and it explodes into a giant fireball known as a supernova, as well as how that explosion unfolds, remain a mystery.”What re-ionized the universe?  According to consensus theory, a few hundred million years after the Big Bang, the universe became transparent when matter re-ionized.  TV programs explain this as just a matter of fact, but as for what caused it, Edwin Cartlidge admitted, “No one is sure.”What’s the source of the most energetic cosmic rays?  Daniel Clery wrote, “After a century of cosmic-ray research, the most energetic visitors from space remain stubbornly enigmatic and look set on keeping their secrets for years to come.”Why is the solar system so bizarre?  Richard A. Kerr described how each planet, when visited by spacecraft, turned out to be more puzzling than expected.  “As exoplanet hunters get beyond stamp-collecting planets solely by orbit and mass, they will have a far larger number of planetary outcomes to consider, beyond what our local neighborhood can offer,” he concluded his tour.  “Perhaps patterns will emerge from inchoate diversity.”Why is the sun’s corona so hot?  Every once in awhile, a new theory claims this mystery has been explained.  Apparently not; Richard A. Kerr surveyed leading theories, but it still made Science‘s Top 8 Mystery List.See Space.com article for layman’s summary of these mysteries, and another Space.com entry in countdown format.Entry #7, “Why is the solar system so bizarre?” deserves a closer look.  Kerr said that Pluto has been partially explained as a member of a previously undiscovered population of trans-Neptunian objects.  “The mysteries of the remaining eight planets,” i.e., all of them – Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune – “are proving more recalcitrant,” he said.  Before space probes, planetary scientists expected to find patterns that would support a general theory of planetary origins.  That hope has evaporated:Looming over all the attempts to explain planetary diversity, however, is the chilling specter of random chance. Computer simulations show that the chaos of caroming planetesimals in our still-forming planetary system could just as easily have led to three or five terrestrial planets instead of four. Mercury may have largely formed with a thick rocky shell only to have it blown away by a chance collision with a still-forming planet nearly its own size. A rare big hit to Uranus might have not only knocked it on its side, where it spins to this day, but also shaken up its rocky core. If so, the more organized churnings of a shallow fluid shell could be generating its magnetic field, producing the observed tilt.Ferreting out rare random events in the early days of the nascent solar system could be problematic, scientists concede. They may have to settle for working out many of the rules of the planet-making game without pinning down exactly how a particular planetary quirk came to be.Thus the “inchoate diversity” of which he spoke (inchoate meaning unorganized, disordered).  Kerr left it to future astronomers to find a way out of that chilling specter of random chance.  “As exoplanet hunters get beyond stamp-collecting planets solely by orbit and mass, they will have a far larger number of planetary outcomes to consider, beyond what our local neighborhood can offer,” Kerr ended as optimistically as possible.  “Perhaps patterns will emerge from inchoate diversity.”What?  Science doesn’t have the answers?  These are BIG mysteries.  Some of them are the very questions for which TV animators for the Science Channel, NOVA and National Geographic offer solutions that are neat, simple, and wrong.  We deceive students by teaching simplistic, wrong answers without revealing that scientists have only partial answers, if any.  What distinguishes science, whose root means “knowledge,” from other methods of human inquiry that also have more questions than answers?Batters get three strikes and are out.  Planetary scientists are zero for 8 as far as observations meeting predictions (even worse when moons like Io, Enceladus and Titan are included).  Astronomers and cosmologists are not batting any better.  In any other human endeavor, a zero score would be called utter incompetence.  Astronomers and planetologists are very good at describing  what is (i.e., stamp collecting), but NOT how it came to be.  Those two skills are completely different.  They can remain on as stamp collectors, but not as prophets.Notice that planetary science is stuck with the Stuff Happens Law (the opposite of scientific explanation).   That’s what Kerr meant by the “chilling specter of random chance.”  If materialists are stuck with throwing up their hands and saying, “stuff happens” when asked why human beings won the cosmic lottery, they need to step off the pedestal of Knowledge and yield the platform to those who can state a positive case for design (reference: The Privileged Planet documentary).   It’s the planetary scientists – not the planets – that are being recalcitrant.(Visited 14 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LATEST STORIES “Gravity” then became the ONE World flyweight champion when he scored a split decision win over rival Adriano Moraes in June to unify the belts.Belingon (20-5) followed up Eustaquio’s success when he became the ONE interim bantamweight champion after a unanimous decision win over Martin Nguyen and then he became the ONE World bantamweight champion when he escaped with a split decision victory against Bibiano Fernandes in November for his seventh straight triumph.Pacio (13-2) had a different path to his title belt since he wasn’t an interim champion when he dethroned Yoshitaka Naito for the ONE World strawweight championship in September.And a fitting ending to Team Lakay’s 2018, Folayang (21-6) regained his ONE World lightweight strap when he dominated Singapore’s Amir Khan on Nov. 23 at Mall of Asia Arena.Folayang, arguably the Philippines’ best and most famous mixed martial artist, put on a striking master class that showed the massive disparity between him and Khan.ADVERTISEMENT Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening NorthPort rookie Robert Bolick relishes chance to learn from Stanley Pringle LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviñocenter_img From left: Team Lakay’s Joshua Pacio, Geje Eustaquio, Mark Sangiao, Kevin Belingon, Eduard Folayang, and Stephen Loman hoist their hardwares. Denison Rey A. Dalupang/INQUIRERMANILA, Philippines—Team Lakay made 2018 its best year to date after four of its fighters captured World titles in ONE Championship.Eduard Folayang, Kevin Belingon, Geje Eustaquio, and Joshua Pacio all took their respective divisions by storm and in the middle of that maddening orchestra is the peaceful conductor Mark Sangiao.ADVERTISEMENT A former professional fighter himself, Sangiao led the Baguio-based team to unprecedented heights in the promotion and he’s looking forward to an equally successful 2019.“It’s our biggest year, we won titles and received many awards this year,” said Sangiao. “This is the result of our hard work, dedication, and sacrifice. These awards and titles are just the fruits of our labor.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief“This is definitely the best year for us, but of course, we will not stop. We have to keep on improving and defend those belts.”Eustaquio (11-6) was the first of the four fighters to rake in gold when he became the ONE interim flyweight champion after a unanimous decision win over Kazakhstan’s Kairat Akhmetov in January. Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “Coach Mark should have a belt,” said Folayang. “We’re a good team because we have a brilliant and selfless coach who supports us all the way.”“When I see these belts, I know that my sacrifice was worth it. I feel that I’m also a champion,” said Sangiao of his coaching career and fighting retirement. “I decided to retire eight years ago. I’m a positive guy, so I don’t regret my decision to retire. I’m very happy about it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Team Lakay’s rough start lights a fire under Danny Kingad PLAY LIST 01:04Team Lakay’s rough start lights a fire under Danny Kingad00:52ONE CEO believes Joshua Pacio won the fight03:491.8M visitors expected at Manila North Cemetery for ‘Undas’ 201902:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss View commentslast_img read more

first_imgLeander PaesWhile Indian tennis player Leander Paes progressed to the third round of men’s doubles, compatriot Sania Mirza lost out in the women’s doubles second round on a rain affected Day 6 of the All England Tennis Championship at Wimbledon here.Heavy showers stopped play on Saturday afternoon when Mexican-American pair Santiago Gonzalez and Scott Lipsky were leading 2-1 in the first set against fifth seeded Indo-Czech duo Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek.After the restart on Court No.10, veterans Paes and Stepanek got a tough fight from their unseeded opponents but came out victorious 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 11-9 in a three hour battle.After sharing the first four sets, both teams successfully defended their service games until at the very end the fifth seeds broke Gonzalez and Lipsky on their fifth break point of the set, which lasted an hour and 15 minutes.Paes-Stepanek next play the winners of the match between Feliciano Lopez and Jurgen Melzer and 11th seeds Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau.On the adjacent Court No.11, Indo-Zimbabwean fourth seeds Sania and Cara Black were defeated 6-2, 6-7(7), 4-6 by Russian-Czech combine of Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Lucie Safarova in two hours and 26 minutes.Sania MirzaSania and Cara were well on their way to clinching the match after easily winning the first set in 26 minutes. The fourth seeds were leading the second set tie-breaker, but Anastasia and Lucie turned the tables by winning the set and pushing the match into the decider.In the third set, the unseeded pair decisively broke Sania and Cara twice to enter the third round.advertisementRohan Bopanna’s both men’s and mixed doubles matches were cancelled and postponed due to inclement weather.Sunday is a rest day and action begins Monday at the only grass court Major tournament in the Tennis circuit.last_img read more

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Another quality which people believe puts Harden in a league of his own is his ability to adjust to any defense and figure out ways to play around it. The Jazz tried several tactics to try and corral Harden in their first round series with Houston, but he still averaged 27.8 points as the Rockets won in five games.“He’s like artificial intelligence,” Jazz coach Quin Snyder said during the series. “His ability to dissect and recognize different situations, particularly spacing, and they do a great job with him.”Though Harden led Houston in scoring in every game in the first round, he didn’t shoot particularly well in the series, especially in Game 3 when he set an NBA playoff record by missing his first 15 shots. If the Rockets hope to finally knock off the Warriors in the postseason this year they know that Harden will need to continue that improvement D’Antoni raved about. Houston has been eliminated in the playoffs by Golden State in three of the last four seasons including last year in the Western Conference finals.“You’re never satisfied, you never get too comfortable,” Harden said. “I watch film, I’m in the gym. I work on my conditioning. I study moves. I try new moves I just don’t do the normal.”Harden isn’t simply trying to be the best player in the game today. He’s focused on leaving his mark as one of the best the league has ever seen.“That’s one of the things you dream of when you’re a little kid on the playground outside, to be one of the best basketball players ever,” he said. “So that’s what I strive for and that’s what I’ll continue to go (after) until I retire.”A boost to that legacy would be to help Houston win its first title since 1995. Though Harden won’t look too far ahead, he knows that great players are often judged on how they perform in the playoffs and he’s determined to do all he can to get the Rockets past the Warriors and give them a shot at that elusive championship.“It’s very important,” he said. “Obviously, championships are important. But I’m just taking it one game at a time. That’s all I worry about. I let everything fall in place where it needs to be.” PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Chiefs owner ‘deeply disturbed’ by Tyreek Hill allegations MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 21: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets reacts in front of Mike D’Antoni as he fouls out during a 111-106 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on February 21, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Harry How/Getty Images/AFPHOUSTON — Houston coach Mike D’Antoni thinks James Harden should win a second straight MVP award.The veteran coach also believes the Beard should take home another award, too.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated “I don’t know if he’ll get MVP, he should in my opinion,” D’Antoni said. “But he definitely should get most improved player because he’s improved his game.”It’s daunting to think: Harden is actually getting better. And there are plenty of numbers to back it up as the Rockets prepare to play the Warriors in the Western Conference semifinals starting Sunday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsA year after Harden became the first Rocket to win MVP since Hakeem Olajuwon in 1994 when he led the team to the first of two titles, Harden has improved in almost every statistical category.He raised his scoring average from 30.4 to 36.1 points lead the NBA, upped his rebounds from 5.4 to 6.6, improved his steals from 1.8 to 2.0, raised his free throw percentage from 85.8 to 87.9 and made 4.8 3-pointers a game after averaging 3.7 a year ago. And those numbers don’t even take into account how much he’s improved on defense and the skill with which he uses his step back 3-pointer.Never lacking in confidence, Harden wasn’t surprised that D’Antoni’s thought he could be called the league’s most improved player a year after winning MVP.“It’s true,” he said. “Every year I try to come back better. I try to come back and find ways to be more impactful than I was the year before and I think I was this year. And hopefully next year it will be the same thing. To try to go up as high as I can until I’m done.”Some criticize Harden’s game because they believe he relies too heavily on drawing fouls and piling up chunks of his points at the free throw line. The Rockets scoff at that notion and even one of the Warriors disputed that theory.“He can do everything,” said Golden State’s Kevin Durant said, a former teammate in Oklahoma City. “If you’re not focused, he can drive past you, hit you with the shoulder because he’s strong, finish with either hand. He’s shooting floaters now. Obviously the step back 3-pointer is one of his staples, but I never really believed he was just a free throw guy. He can score in a variety of ways.”ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

first_img@Eden_RichardsThe 2017 Men’s Elite Eight grand final will be an all-Queensland affair after two thrilling semi-finals at the National Touch League in Coffs Harbour.The Queensland Titans and the Queensland Cowboys will play-off in the decider and it is sure to be an intense clash between the two rivals.The Cowboys have an opportunity to write their own history in this 21st event and go back-to-back after winning the 2016 competition. But they will know the tough task ahead of them after having been made to work extra hard for their spot in the grand final.They were pushed all the way by the New South Wales Mets, with the team that finished in 4th position on the ladder playing well above their weight.The Mets ended up going down 7-5 to the reigning premiers, but they can hold their heads high after an outstanding tournament.The 2017 competition also ended for the New South Wales Scorpions after a spirited display saw them fall just short of upsetting the Titans.The Titans had their fans on the edge of their seats as the Scorpions almost pulled off a huge upset, falling one-touchdown short of the win.The heartbreaking 6-5 defeat will be hard to take for the Scorpions, but they too can take solace knowing they were beaten by a very good touch football team.The grand final promises to be a thriller, with the Titans being the only team to beat the Cowboys in this tournament.That match ended 9-8 in what was arguably the match of the tournament, with neither team giving an inch for the full 40 minutes.Touchdown machine Shaun Francis will be hoping to add to his regular season tally of 14 for the Cowboys, but he will face strong opposition in the form of the Titans’ Drumayne Dayberg-Muir who found the line nine times in the regular rounds of the tournament.It promises to be one of many exciting match-ups in the grand final beginning at 7:00PM.Related LinksSemi Final Wraplast_img read more

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Derby boss Lampard wants reaction against Southamptonby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveDerby manager Frank Lampard wants to see a reaction from his team.After losing to Leeds United on Friday, Derby are hoping they can get back to winning ways in the FA Cup replay.The clash against Southampton is a great chance for the Championship side to progress into the fourth round.Lampard said to reporters: “It’s a good ‘reaction’ game for us, to show that what you saw on Friday night was not what we’ve seen this season.”It’s important for us. We love the FA Cup, and the fans do, too.”It’s another opportunity for the players to show what they can do against a good Premier League team.” last_img read more

first_imgWashington DC: Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei approved last weekend’s attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure, CBS News reported Wednesday, citing an unnamed US official. The report came after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, flying to the kingdom, called Saturday’s strikes which knocked out half of Saudi crude output an “act of war.” CBS, without giving specifics about the US official or how they obtained the information, said Khamenei approved the attack only on condition that it be carried out in a way to deny Iranian involvement. Also Read – Saudi Crown Prince Salman ‘snubbed’ Pak PM Imran, recalled his private jet from US: ReportUS officials quoted said the the most damning evidence against Iran is unreleased satellite photos showing Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps making preparations for the attack at Iran’s Ahvaz air base. The significance of those photos only became clear later, the report said. “We were caught completely off guard,” the network quoted a US official as saying. Iranian state media said Tehran had written to Washington through the Swiss embassy on Monday, denying any role in the attacks and warning it would respond to any action against it. Also Read – Iraq military admits ‘excessive force’ used in deadly protestsTehran-supported Huthi rebels in the kingdom’s southern neighbor Yemen have claimed responsibility, but both Washington and Riyadh have ruled that out. A US official, speaking on condition of anonymity, earlier told AFP the US administration has concluded the attack involved cruise missiles from Iran, and said evidence would be presented at the UN General Assembly next week. Vice President Mike Pence reiterated President Donald Trump’s comments that “we don’t want war with anybody, but the United States is prepared.” Trump last year pulled out of a hard-won deal between Tehran and international powers that froze Iran’s nuclear program in return for the lifting of sanctions. Washington reimposed crippling economic penalties, including against Iran’s vital oil sector, and Tehran began taking steps back from the deal.last_img read more

first_imgNew Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday slammed the Modi government, accusing it of being vindictive and targeting NCP chief Sharad Pawar ahead of the Maharashtra polls. Pawar has been named in a money-laundering case by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with a scam at the Maharashtra State Cooperative Bank. The NCP chief has said that he will visit the ED office, even though it has not summoned him yet. “Sharad Pawar Ji is the latest Opposition leader to be targeted by a vindictive Government. The timing of this action, a month before elections in Maharashtra, reeks of political opportunism,” he said on Twitter. Gandhi has been critical of the government targeting opposition leaders. The Congress has said that cases are being slapped against opposition leaders ahead of elections in states.last_img read more

first_imgDoha: Donavan Brazier shrugged off the doping controversy surrounding his Nike Oregon Project training base on Tuesday to blast to 800 metres gold at the World Championships. The 22-year-old American produced a tactical masterclass at Doha’s Khalifa Stadium to surge away from the field in a championship record time of 1min 42.34sec, breaking the previous mark which had stood for 32 years. Brazier is one of several World Championships athletes based at the Nike-backed Oregon Project, whose leader Alberto Salazar was hit with a four-year ban for doping violations after a four-year investigation by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). Brazier revealed after his win he had been unaware of the investigation against the controversial running guru when he joined the training group last year. “I didn’t know anything about it,” Brazier said. “I just woke up to a text this morning and found out.” Brazier emphasised that he had little contact with Salazar at the Oregon Project, where he is coached by Pete Julian.” “From the start, I was only in contact with Pete Julian,” Brazier said. “I was never coached by Alberto, and I never asked to be coached by Alberto. When the investigation started I didn’t even know what the Oregon Project was. I was in junior high school when it started.” Brazier also rejected suggestions that his victory may somehow be tarnished through his ties to the Oregon Project. “I think it would be really ignorant to associate me with that,” he said. “To even think that would be pretty ignorant. “I’m just very sad. I’ve had communication with Alberto, never trained by him, but he is a good guy, and seeing him getting kind of bad reputation, it hurt him a lot.” Another Oregon Project runner, Brazier’s compatriot Clayton Murphy, also raced in the 800m final, finishing eighth. “There’s a lot kind of going on today,” Murphy said. “I just kind of try to pocket all that and really focus on on the job at hand.” Brazier had earlier ran a flawless race, settling into his rhythm on the first lap and then kicking for home down the back stretch on the final lap. The burst of power was too much for his rivals, with Amel Tuka of Bosnia taking silver in 1:43.47 and Kenya’s Ferguson Rotich bronze in 1:43.82. “I don’t know what I would have done technically better,” said Brazier. “To get the win means the world to me. I just put my trust in Pete Julian. To see it pay off means a lot to me.”last_img read more