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London Breed will become the first black woman to lead San Franc – Honolulu, Hawaii news, sports & weather


By Darran Simon and Sonya Hamasaki CNN

(CNN) — London Breed became the first African-American woman elected to lead San Francisco on Wednesday, when her opponent conceded a tight race.

Breed will serve until 2020, finishing the term of the late Mayor Ed Lee, who died in December at age 65.

At a short news conference, Breed praised Lee and thanked her supporters, as well as the other candidates, including Mark Leno, a former state senator who conceded the race hours earlier. She struck an optimistic tone about the city’s future.

“I am London Breed, I am president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, and soon to be mayor of the city and county of San Francisco,” she said to cheers.

Breed said: “I am so hopeful about the future of our city, and I am looking forward to serving as your…

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Caribbean Sports – Caribbean Teen Stuns At BAUHAUS-galan Meet In Stockholm


Cuban national Juan Miguel Echevarria

By NAN Sports Editor

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. June 11, 2018: A 19-year-old Caribbean teen has stunned the world of long jump and could become the sports new king after his incredible performance at the BAUHAUS-galan meet in Stockholm Sunday.

Cuban national Juan Miguel Echevarria jumped an astonishing 8.83m, a jump that was nearly out of the sand pit, and stunned the crowd gathered in the Olympic Stadium and those watching on TV. Echevarria seized command in the final round with the longest jump in the world for 23 years.

Sadly, the jump was not accepted as official record though because of wind conditions (+2.1m/s).

But that is not stopping Echevarria from celebrating. “Today I wanted over 8.50m but I didn’t think I could…

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Juneteenth Festival on June 23-24 celebrates African-American heritage | News, Sports, Jobs


LOOKING FORWARD TO EVENT — Helping to organize Second Baptist Church’s second-annual Juneteenth Festival celebrating African-American heritage, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on June 23-24 at South Eighth Street to Adams Street, Steubenville, are, front, from left, Lee Vinson, James Baber, Kim Morgan, Darren Lamarr and Pastor Marvin E. Barner Jr; and back, Melody Walton, Patricia Herring, Peggy Ingram, Gail Johnson-Dixon, event Chairman Sheila Hendricks, Crystal Wicker, Charmayne Morgan and Pamela Ingram.
— Janice Kiaski

Caribbean Sports – Young Caribbean Athletes In NCAA Finals


Jamaica’s Andre Ewers

News Americas, MIAMI, FL, Fri. June 8, 2018: Several young Caribbean born athletes are through to the finals of at least two competitions at the NCAA Division 1 Championships at the Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.

Jamaica’s Andre Ewers leads a strong Caribbean contingent into today’s final of the men’s 100-m at the Division 1 Championships. Ewers, of Florida State, was fastest into the finals having posted a time of 10.00 to win Heat 2 ahead of Cravon Gillespie of Oregon 10.02.

Heat 3 actually had three four qualifiers for the final as Antigua and Barbuda’s Cejhae Greene, a senior of University of Georgia, was among the fastest losers, qualifying with a time of 10.05s four-thousandths of a second ahead of Jamaica’s Auburn sophomore Raheem…

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Caribbean Sports – Shocker For Usain Bolt


News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 1, 2018: It’s a shocker! Usain Bolt is no longer a nine-time Olympic gold medal winner.

A Court of Arbitration for Sport judging panel on Thursday dismissed Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter’s appeal against disqualification from the 2008 Beijing Olympics for a positive doping test discovered eight years later.

Carter ran the opening leg in the 4×100-meter relay when Bolt took the baton third and helped Jamaica win in a world record of 37.10 seconds.

In fresh analysis of Beijing samples by the International Olympic Committee in 2016, Carter tested positive for the stimulant methylhexaneamine. Jamaica was disqualified and stripped of the relay title.

The CAS panel said it “could not accept any of the arguments raised by Nesta Carter…

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Caribbean Sports – West Indies Beat Rest Of The World XI At Lord’s


Kesrick Williams of the West Indies bowls during the Hurricane Relief T20 match between the ICC World XI and West Indies at Lord’s Cricket Ground on May 31, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. June 1, 2018: The West Indies cricket side beat a Rest of the World XI Thursday at Lord’s in the Hurricane Relief T20 Challenge clash.

Evin Lewis slammed a 26-ball 58 to help the Windies to a win.  Lewis smashed five of the team’s 15 maximums as the team led by Carlos Brathwaite, amassed 199-4 from their 20 overs in a fixture aimed at raising funds to repair five Caribbean cricketing venues damaged during Hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017.

Denesh Ramdin, 44 not out, off 25, Marlon Samuels, 43 off 22; and Andre…

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