SHOWS: LIMA, PERU (AUGUST 10, 2019) (PANAM SPORTS - SEE RESTRICTIONS) MEN'S 110 METRE HURDLES FINAL 1.
SHANE BRATHWAITE (BARBADOS) WINNING GOLD MEDAL IN A TIME OF 13.31 SECONDS, FREDDIE CRITTENDEN III (USA) WINNING SILVER AND EDUARDO DOS SANTOS (BRAZIL) BRONZE 2.
BRATHWAITE ON THE PODIUM RECEIVING HIS GOLD MEDAL MEN'S JAVELIN FINAL 3.
ANDERSON PETERS (GRENADA) SETTING A NEW PAN AM GAMES RECORD WITH A THROW OF 87.31 METRES TO WIN GOLD, KESHORN WALCOTT (TRINIDAD & TOBAGO) WOULD WIN SILVER AND ALBERT REYNOLDS (SANTA LUCIA) BRONZE 4.
PETERS CELEBRATING WITH TEAMMATE 5.
PETERS ON PODIUM RECEIVING HIS GOLD MEDAL STORY: Shane Brathwaite brought gold for Barbados, edging American Freddie Crittenden III by one-hundredth of a second to win the 110 metre hurdles in 13.31 seconds at the Pan Am Games on Saturday (August 10).
Meanwhile, a record fell in the men's javelin when Grenada's Anderson Peters threw 87.31 metres to overwhelm Jamaican 2012 Olympic champion Keshorn Walcott (83.55) and better Cuban Guillermo Martinez's 2011 mark of 87.20.
Latin America has seen an explosive spread of the coronavirus, with no end in sight. According to CNN, roughly half of all new COVID-19 cases originate in Latin America as a whole. However, individual Latin American countries are faring differently. Uruguay has a strong public health system and coherent pandemic control policies. But in Mexico, Colombia and Peru, workers' income has probably declined by 80% during the pandemic. That's put even basic health care out of reach.
Sugar consumption is linked with larger fat deposits around the heart and in the abdomen, which are risky for health, finds a new study. Excess sugar consumption is a worldwide problem. The six countries with the highest sales of sugary drinks per capita are Chile, Mexico, Argentina, Peru, the US, and Saudi Arabia. The demand for sugar is expected to increase in Asia, Africa, and Russia. This observational study examined both sugar-sweetened beverages (such as soft drinks, fruit drinks, energy drinks) and sugar added to foods and beverages for sweetness (for example when cooking or in processed foods). The researchers analysed the association between long-term sugar consumption and fat stores around the heart and other organs. Researchers found that sugar intake over the 20-year period was related to fat volumes later in life. Higher intakes of both sugar-sweetened beverages and added sugar (/topic/sugar) were related to greater fat stores around organs in a stepwise fashion.
Despite vaccines in development, the head of the World Health Organization cautioned that the treatments had yet to prove effective and might only convey protection for a short time. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.
India now ranks fifth in total coronavirus death count behind US, Brazil, Mexico and United Kingdom. Country recorded highest single-day spike of 57,711 on August 1. 764 people died taking total count to over 36,500. Death count remains highest is United States of America (153,314). Cases continue to surge in Andhra Pradesh (9276) and Maharashtra (9,601). However, recovery rate of India has improved to over 64 percent.
The Union Sports Minister, Kiren Rijiju on July 03 said that the ministry will launch Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) Junior to groom young athletes for the 2024 and 2028 Olympics. "We're going to start TOPS (Target Olympic Podium Scheme) for juniors too. If we identify 10 to 12-yr-old talents today, government will take care of them, so they'll be ready for 2024 Paris and 2028 Los Angeles Olympics," said Kiren Rijiju at a video conference 'Fit India talks'. Rijiju said that the junior scheme is part of the efforts to ensure that India finishes in the top 10 of the rankings at the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics.
Cuban girls are turning face masks into fashion accessories for their quinceanera photoshoots, curating them to match their 15th birthday party outfits - both out of safety concerns and to show how they came of age during the coronavirus pandemic. Gavino Garay has more.
A box of good quality Habanos Cuban cigars can cost thousands of dollars. Every hand-rolled Cuban cigar goes through about 500 manual tasks from seed to cigar. For more than 200 years, the culture of cigar making in Cuba hasn't changed. The process takes about a year. The tobacco leaves are grown, harvested, and hung in drying houses called secaderos before a slow fermentation occurs.
Elian Gonzalez was once a young Cuban boy whose custody case sparked diplomatic tensions and attracted intense media coverage. Now, CNN reports Gonzalez marked Father's Day by announcing on Facebook he will soon be a father himself. Gonzalez went to live with relatives in Miami who refused to return him to his father in Cuba. The case stoked Cold War-era tensions between the US and Cuba as Gonzalez's father and the Miami relatives battled in US court for custody.
Brazil's Alison dos Santos stormed to victory in 48.45 of 400m hurdles after leader Juander Santos of the Dominican Republic hit the final hurdle. Cuba's Yarisley Silva won her third consecutive Pan Am..